June 5, 2006

Pueblo symbols and their meanings


Symbols are visual clues that indicate or represent something. For the Pueblo Indians, colors have come to represent directions symbolically. For instance, for the Hopi, yellow represents north, white represents east, red represents south, blue represents west, and black represents “above.” For centuries, the Hopi have grown maize in each of these colors.

Other Pueblo symbols include the following:

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1. cloud with rain and lightning

2. cloud with leaves and lightning

3. cloud with rain and lightning

4. cloud with rain and lightning

5. sun (Zia)

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6. forehead of the sun (setting sun)

7. forehead of the sun (rising sun)

8. dragonflies

9. plumed or horned serpent Avanyu

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10. mountains

11. tadpoles

12. mountain

13. mountain under rainbow

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14. bear

15. corn

16. heartline on a fox

17. corn plant

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