South

South Traffic SignPrimary correspondences of the sacred direction South, according to Zuni tradition:

Clans: tobacco, maize badger.
Colour: red.
Region of
: heat, agriculture, medicine.
Guardian
: badger.
Seasons
:  summer.
Elements
: fire.
Tree:  aspen.
Zuni directional home:  place of the beautiful red of sunrise.
Kiva: Chuba:wa.

About Running Elk

My given native name, Running Elk, was bestowed in 2008 as I took my first steps as a fully fledged Medicine Man of the Zuni tradition. A most unlikely candidate for the role, my journey as a healer began some four years prior. The detour onto the shamanic way was most unexpected, yet has been one of the most rewarding challenges to date.
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2 Responses to South

  1. alienorajt says:

    Wow! Thanks for this. I have learnt several new things about the South. Fascinating to read. xxx

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