posted on Apr, 4 2004 @ 07:20 AM
OK everyone lets keep this on Topic!!
fetishes = little animal dolls! or little pots!!!
Fetishes in Native American culture are the representations of animal (and other) spirits, made into charms and such like to be worn by the person in
order to invoke the wisdom and protection of that or those particular spirits. They are also kept in purpose built pots and other vessels when not
called upon directly.
The story of The Three Hunters.
Three hunters went to the mountains to obtain food but fell sick on their way. After several days of futile hunting, they got together, sat on the
ground and discussed their misfortune.
They began to remember what the elders had taught them. Take a ceremonial pot with corn and sacred fetishes within and offer earnest prayers. This
ritual has been handed down for generations.
Finally on the fourth day they found and killed a fox. Taking the corn form inside of the bowl, they made a stew. Not only were they revived, but
their sickness was also cured.