American Indians have been using animal carvings as symbols
of their teachings
since the dawn of time.
The word Fetish is a western name for
what the Zuni call WEMA:WE which means “Prey Animals”.
handmade objects of power are made by the Zuni tribe who
live on the border of Arizona and New Mexico.
The native shamanic
have long believed that animal clans have great medicine
powers that they will share with us if we have the wisdom
to receive their
Medicine to Native Americans is anything that
improves one’s connection to the great mystery and to all life.
you call upon the power of an animal, you are asking
him to be drawn into complete harmony with the strength of
A fetish has one paramount purpose; to assist humans
against any real or potential problems.
Special care must be taken to feed the fetish with
blue corn meal whilst being kept in their fetish pot or pouch
where they do the most potent healing work.
backs, usually arrow-heads, feathers, stones, or shells,
are there to enhance their powers.
Our relationship with the
can be as powerful and as meaningful today as it was in
Indeed, there’s now more than ever for humankind to connect
with Earth Mother’s elder children – the animals.
Armadillo: Protection, self-empowerment, independence,
Badger: Organizer, action, independence,
Bat: New beginnings, open-mindedness, objectivity,
Bear: Self-healing, intuition, fearlessness,
Beaver: Builder, family, creativity,relationships.
Buffalo: Provider, Spirituality,
Butterfly: Transformation, Beauty,
Coyote: Trickster, Laughter, Humour, Teacher
Deer: Gentleness, Alertness, New Beginnings, Timing
Dragonfly: Seeing through Illusions, Travel, Meditation, Higher Truths
Eagle: Spirit, Understanding, Truth, Abundance,
Elk: Stamina, Strength, Dreams, Protection
Fish: Adaptability, , Wisdom, Intuition, Travel
Fox: Cleverness, Adaptability, Intellect, Wit, Camouflage
Frog: Cleansing, Protection, Creativity, Prosperity
Horse: Power, Success, Strength, Travel,
Speed, Joy, Sex, Strength, Energy
Lizard: Dreaming, Travel, Adaptability, Awareness
Mole (Shrew): Grounding, Realising
Goals, Foresight, Guardianship
Mountain Lion: Leader, Travellers, Protector, Healing, Recovery
Otter: Feminine Power, Efficiency, Playfulness, Intuition
Owl: Wisdom, Protection, Seeing through Deceit, Creativity, Children
Rabbit: Overcoming Fear, Good Luck, Agility, Creativity
Hare: Trickster, Messenger
Racoon: Generosity, Protection, Resourcefulness, Versatility
Ram: Sensuality, Enjoyment of life, Goals, Living on the Edge
Raven: Magic, Communication, Wisdom, Invisibility
Snake: Transmutation, New Beginnings, Travel, Healing
Spider: Dream Weaver, Wisdom, Independence, Harmony
Turtle: Independence, Mother Earth, Longevity,
Wolf: Path Finder, Teacher, Decision Maker, Communicator, Organiser