Eagle Zuni Fetish Meaning
What is the Eagle Zuni Fetish Meaning? The Eagle is the guardian and master or prey god of the Upper regions because he flies through the skies without tiring and his coat is speckled like the clouds. He is the younger brother of the wolf and the older brother of the mole. The Eagle is the messenger to the gods and his fetish represents power, balance, dignity, vision, higher truth and grace. In Zuni culture a fetish represents the animal spirit thought to reside in the stone. The eagle is found in both the healing and the hunter directional fetish sets.
He carries the power of intuition and creativeness, along with the powers of healing and spirit. His spirit transcends personal problems and he symbolizes becoming one with the Greater Spirit.
There are six sacred directions, each guarded by a prey god (North - Mountain Lion; West - Bear; South - Badger; East - Wolf; Above - Eagle; Below - Mole). It is believed that the hearts of the great animals of prey are infused with a spirit of magic over the hearts of the animals they prey upon. The prey gods are given high rank among the gods. Because of this, their fetishes are greatly esteemed as mediators between people and the animals they represent.