Gourd Rattle represents the earth, and the handle represents the axis of the Hero Twins, iconic figures of ancient Mayan lore who help keep the earth spinning. Of the squash family, gourd or askutasguash, has the honor of being the seed carrier, Divine Mother, and the spark of life. She teaches us about boundaries with the essence of purity of new life.
Corn is the symbol of sustenance, the staff of life and is an important symbol of many tribes. Corn is considered a gift from the Great Spirit so its role is both as a food and a ceremonial object.
Tobacco smoke from burned tobacco has a purpose of carrying thoughts and prayers to the spirit world or to the Creator. It is considered one of the most sacred by many native peoples as it is believed to connect us to the spirit world.
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