Native American Kokopelli Symbol

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Like all other symbols, Kokopelli Native American Symbol is significant and important due to the message and history it passes on to the future generation. The symbol is of a hunchback, dancing flute player. The most common depiction of the Kokopelli is with a large-sized phallus and antlers and horns on his head. Antlers and horns are basically to signify spiritual strength and power. When applied to animals especially the sign of strength remains firm as not many animals have them. Examples of animals without these are birds, panthers, avanyu, and snakes. Some tribes believed Kokopelli as the companion of avanyu.

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It is basically a legendary supernatural creature which basically holds and depicts the featured of fertility deity in stories, myths legends which belong to different Southwest tribes of native American Indians, most highlighted ones are Hopi and Zuni. Its large phallus is what basically depicts the features of fertility spirits. It was also associated as a symbol which brought the sense of well-being and security to people. This was too like hummingbird considered as a lucky charm which assures success in important events such as hunting trips, growing crops, and human conception.

This also basically strongly associated with spreading fertility, music making dancing and spreading joy. His behavior is also known to be disobeying and going astray from strict rules and conventional. He is known to travel village to village in order to bring a change of seasons and also bringing rain so that the people could have a better harvest.

The hump on his hunchback was represented as sack which carries in seeds for harvest for the people, music, songs and beautiful rainbows. The flute is found in the symbol due to the belief that the music played by the Kokopelli changed winter to spring.