This gorgeous mountain lion is made from red jasper. It has a marvelous heavy weight in the hand and is quite a large fetish. It is carved by Kyle Mahooty. It has beautiful turquoise eyes and is crouched as though ready to pounce on her prey. This mountain lion also has a very intricate offering bundle and long slinky tail that is hard to resist petting! Mountain lions are a wonderful gift for hunters, or to show your loyalty to a friend, also to help bring clarity.
The Mountain Lion is the guardian and master of the North in Zuni culture. He is thought to be the most powerful hunter and appears in both hunting and healing directional sets of fetishes. In Zuni culture a fetish represents the animal spirit thought to reside in the stone. The Mountain Lion is endowed with peculiar powers of sight and smell. He is the older brother of the bear and represents leadership, resourcefulness, cunning and clarity, independence, spiritual intensity, intuition, fierce protectiveness and loyalty. It is carried by travelers to protect them on their journey and also carried by hunters to help ensure a successful hunt.
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American Indians have used fetishes throughout history. Fetishes are believed to hold magical powers and protect the owner or craftsmen from problems of mind or body. Some believe that their powers can even protect against problems of the universe. It is also believed that the care a fetish receives is directly related to the protection it will provide. Indians believe that fetishes must be properly cared for. They are given offerings of cornmeal and kept in special turquoise covered fetish pots or pouches. Often fetishes are adorned with turquoise, arrowheads and feathers. These are offerings to the fetish for gifts received or anticipated.
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