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This World Native Spirit Prayer Flag honors Native traditions from many continents. Included are the following tribes and/or regions: Pachamama – Peru, South America; Orca – Alaskan Inuit, North America; Rainbow Serpent – Arnhem Land, Australia; Tortoise – Shinto, Japan; Eagle – Ojibway, North America; Moon and Pentacle – Pagan, Celtic Europe; Gye Nyame – Asante Tribe in Ghana, West Africa.
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Pachamama – Peru, South America We send our thanksgivings and greetings to Earth Mother and the many legged people of the Earth.
Pachamama, or Mama Pacha was a dragoness, an Earth Mother fertility goddess in Inca mythology who presided over planting and harvesting, and occasionally caused earthquakes. She is a machukuna, ancient being. This is a non-traditional representative image in Peruvian style.
Orca – Alaskan Inuit , North American We send our thanksgivings and greetings to the Water and the People of the Water.
Orca or Killer Whale is a symbol of cosmic consciousness, providing a bridge to other worlds and helping embody the consciousness of the universe. Keeper of the Ocean, and Guardian of the Cosmic Memory, called the “Sea Wolf”.
Rainbow Serpent- Arnhem Land, Australia We send our thanksgivings and greetings to the the Plants, the rooted ones, symbols of transformation and fertility.
Though not limited to plants, the Rainbow Serpent is a symbol of fertility, abundance, richness in propagation of plants and animals, water and rain, which is common throughout Australia. It is a creator of human beings, having life-giving and destructive powers. It is depicted as a long mythical creature made of the parts of different animals – kangaroo’s or flying fox’s head, crocodile’s tail – joined along the body of a huge python decorated with water lilies, yams and waving tendrils.
Eagle- Ojibway, Northeast Native American We send our thanksgivings and greetings to the Birds, the winds and the people of the Air.
Eagle is the Principle Messenger of the Creator, who flies the closest to Great Mystery but also comes down to earth. Eagle sits in the east on the Medicine Wheel with the Elders and the direction of wisdom, guidance and courage. A symbols used by many tribes in North America, this image is from the Ojibway.
Moon and Pentacle- Wiccan and Pagan Celtic Europe: We send our thanksgivings and greetings to the Moon and the Star People, keepers of all the memories of time.
Representing the stars, Symbolic of life and health in ancient times, the pentacle has been used as a strong protective charm. The five pointed star is used in many traditions, and in the old nature religions from Europe, it shows an image of how energy flows through stages of life, corresponding to the five points of the human body. The crescent moon represents receptivity, openness, the cup, new life.
Gye Nyame- Asante tribe in Ghana, West Africa We send our thanksgivings and greetings to the The Great Spirit, the Unknowable, the Infinite One.
GYE NYAME means “except for God” and is a symbol of the supreme nature of God. A unique and beautiful Adinkra symbol found everywhere in Ghana, very popular for use in decoration and fabrics.
Seven, 9 y 8 inch rayon batik Prayer flags connected on one approximately 81 inch long strand, 9 inches tall. Information card explaining each flag included with purchase. These batiks are custom hand painted with very bright permanent dyes and are fully washable.
One Fair Trade Native American Prayer Flag Strand.