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Navajo Spider Lore

Posted by Melinda Silver on

Navajo Spider Lore

Our spider jewelry is fun, pretty and unique.  But the story behind spiders and Navajo people is interesting. When I think of spiders, I’m not exactly feeling warm and fuzzy. But the Native American community looks at spiders as protectors and comforters. The legend of Spider woman paints her as a mystical creature whose quest is to protect people, especially children. This is where the dream catcher gets its origins. Though not originally conceived of the Navajo Tribe, the dreamcatcher is a part of everyday life of the Dine (Navajo) people today. The dreamcatcher is a representation of a spider...

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