Wolf Zuni Fetish Meaning
What is the Wolf Zuni Fetish Meaning? The Wolf is guardian and master or prey god of the East. He is the younger brother of bobcat in the hunting directional set. of fetishes. In Zuni culture a fetish represents the animal spirit thought to reside in the stone. The wolf represents not just successful hunting, but also the ability to work together for the good of the group because of its pack mentality. It is a teacher, pathfinder, and represents a sharing of knowledge. He teaches inner guidance and clarity.
Wolf fetishes are often given to newlyweds invoke the strong family bond exemplified in these pairs. He represents loyalty and family values. A pair of wolves are often carved together, representing the wolf's characteristic of mating for life.
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.