Dream catcher meaning as tattoo motives
Dreamcatcher tattoos are very common among Native Americans, both men and women. They represent the symbol of their rich cultural heritage, and at the same time, keep them away from negative and evil energies. They protect the person who is fighting nightmares and bad dreams while helping to see beautiful and happy dreams or to enter their spirits. The history and origins of dreamcatchers The dream catcher has its origins in the culture of the Native Americans. It is believed that the Anishinabe people were the first to have created the dreamcatcher. The Anishinabe are Native American tribes that originally lived on the border of north-central United States and southern Canada. Her name originally means people who is what they called themselves. They were also known as Chippewa people in America, and Ojibwa in Canada. According to the Anishinabe people, the spider woman used to travel all the time to visit weighing newborn babies. She had the power to weave magical tracks over cradleboards designed to protect the children from bad dreams, and helped her enter the nice sleep. But as the tribe expanded, and the humans wandered, they had had difficulty reaching all the newborns in time. Because of this, women of the tribe have started to create their own dreamcatchers to protect the babies.
These dreamcatchers were made from natural materials, and did not last long, and they were regularly replaced by new ones to accompany the baby through its next life cycle. A dream catcher is a round wooden hanger that contains a loose string of track with a hole in the middle, and springs hanging from the webbing. Beautiful dreams travel through the hole in the head of the sleeping, while the bad, as well as nightmares, are permanently trapped inside the track. Feathers are usually attached to the dreamcatcher to entertain the babies, but they have a deeper meaning. A spring stands for air and air, which is important for life. Hung up on the dream catcher’s wooden hook, a feather also helps the beautiful dreams slide into the baby’s dream world. It is believed that every movement of the feathers announces the arrival, and the passing of a new beautiful and peaceful dream. Various feathers can be used from dreamcatcher jewelry. However, owl is a feather for a woman and it is held to reach the wisdom while a man’s eagle is a feather that represents courage. The inclusion of a gemstone in the dream catcher is meant to show that there is only one, and true, creator in the web of life. Four gems, representing the four ordinal directions. Do you have a dreamcatcher tattoo, or are you planning to get one? Share your thoughts and tattoos with us in the comment section below, and in the meantime … have sweet dreams!