Zuni Fetishes And Their Characteristics
Armadillo: slow, sure animal. no hurry - gets things right. keeper of the home.
Badger: the ability to reach a desired goal
Bear: strength, inner power to perceive ones present circumstances
Beaver: progressive builder, one who promotes family unity
Buffalo: steadfast endurance to rise above one's weakness
Coyote: the ability to laugh at oneself, humor
Eagle: a soaring spirit that transcends personal problems, a connection to the Divine
Fox: camouflage, protection
Frog: for centuries able to petition the spririts to bring forth abundant rain
Horned Toad : self-reliance, longevity in life. conservation of native bounty.
Horse: one of only two fetishes that have innate healing powers
Mole: keeper of the underground. amplifies connections with the earth.
Mountain Lion: leadership, resourcefulness
Owl: keeper of the night. controls the dark side of nature. wise, smart, patient and endurance of mind.
Ram: used to procure an increase of herds
Raven: this bird's beak is scratched across an afflicted person's skull releasing it's healing powers
Snake: a powerful fetish symbolizing life, death and rebirth
Turtle: a symbol of long, meaningful life
Wolf: teacher, path finder on the never ending journey for survival
Dolphin: known for Gentleness and Playfulness
Cat: known for Patience and Independence
Butterfly: represents "Everlasting Life"
Hummingbird: known for bringing Inspiration and Luck
Deer: known for Love and Gentleness
Elk or Wapiti: known for Strength
Whale: known for Leadership and Strength
Spider: known for Ingenuity and Creativity
Kokopelli: known for Fertility and Music