Deer Lodge :: Story & Symbols
The Deer is a messenger and animal of great power representing sensitivity, intuition, and gentleness. Native American hunters prayed to the Deer to give them a good hunt, and in return promised to take no more than was essential for the survival of the tribe
The Medicine Wheel has been used by generations of Native American tribes for health and healing. The Four Directions symbolize the dimensions of health and the cycles of life.
Many Native American legends regard Coyote as that of trickster, teacher, and transformer. The spirit of the Coyote may remind you to not take things too seriously and bring more balance between wisdom and playfulness.
Native American Indian lore describes Raven as a creature of metamorphosis, symbolizing change and transformation. Raven has also played a part in the Creation myth of some tribes.
The blue cross on back represents Venus, the Morning Star, which brings wisdom.
Circles on smoke flaps are stylized symbols of constellations. Pleiades – the Seven Sisters or Lost Children [depending on tribal heritage] and the seven stars that form Ursa Major – The Big Dipper or Great Bear.
Also represented on Deer Lodge are forest trees, ‘dusty’ or ‘fallen’ stars, and moon phases.
Tipi Lamps are 13″ tall – the oval base is 10.5 x 9.5″. The lamp fixture has a 7 W incandescent bulb with 6′ brown cord and toggle switch. To replace bulb open hinge on bottom of Tipi.
Tipi Lamps are $95. each – Shipped within USA is available for an additional charge.