I saw someone - I sadly can’t remember who - do this sometime ago for a different deity and I thought it was a wonderful thing that I would someday like to offer to people. As was mentioned by the person I’ve been influenced by, many people can’t make offerings due to…
this is a touchy subject, as it falls into what’s known as cultural appropriation. the short answer is that, in my opinion, it would not be a good idea to appropriate a Native American tradition/craft, especially without being educated on the tradition and its culture. dreamcatchers are traditionally made with a willow hoop and sinew by some Native American cultures (I believe the tradition began with the Ojibwe people and it was shared/adopted by other NA people).
out of respect to the origin culture, I advise finding an alternative. here are some ideas:
- Make a Witch’s Snare for Nightmares
- Make a Witch’s Ladder
- Make a Dream Pillow (click here for blends)
- Make a Peaceful Sleep Sachet
- Make a Nightmare Prevention Charm
here’s an interesting design, though I wouldn’t call it a dreamcatcher (it’s in no way traditionally made, doesn’t really resemble the traditional design). something like this can be used a snare and can be customized for your purposes:
so, yeah! as you can see, there are many open and customizable alternatives you can look into without taking something from NA culture.
God of: Thunder; summer storms; fertility; agriculture; healing; war; protection; hallowing; traveling. Richard Perkins theorizes that he may have been a god of wind and sailing.
Appearance (note: with the exception of red hair, this is all…