Cougar Zuni Fetish in Fossil Devonian Coral
Dimensions: 3.5" long
Artist: Rosella Lunasee
Stone: Fossil Devonian Coral - The Devonian Era was known as the 'Era of Fishes.' During this period, fishes and marine life exploded in numbers and types, and fish first began to evolve to survive on land. The Devonian extinction event killed off about 70% of existing species. Thus, while not the largest extinction event in Earth's history, it was larger than the one that killed off dinosaurs. The majority of life affected by this extinction event was marine.
Zuni Fetishes were considered to be so powerful by the U.S. Government that in the late 1800's Frank Hamilton Cushing was sent out to the Zuni Reservation to live among the Zuni people and investigate and study the mysterious power of the Zuni Fetishes. Zuni fetishes were also so well respected by other tribes, that they were and still are in high demand for a variety of purposes.
Cougar reminds you of your own power and strength. Among Native Americans, Cougar is known as the 'shy leader' amongst the animals. Cougar is a powerful hunter that travels silently at night, commanding his territory
Keywords are leadership, protection, and responsibility
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