Monday, 11 October 2010

Zia Pueblo Sun Symbol

Zia_Wolf-Sun        Spirit wolf


This image, The Zia, is an ancient Zia Pueblo sun symbol. “Zia” meaning sun. The Zia are an indigenous tribe based at Zia Pueblo, an Indian reservation in the state of New Mexico, US... The Zia are known for their pottery and use of the Sun symbol.                                                
SunsetZia is an Arabic name meaning Light. Light emitted from objects such as the Sun and the Stars rather than the reflected light of the Moon. It is named Noor.

The Sun Symbol

The Zia Indian sun symbol represents the earth’s four directions,Ritual_Wolf the four seasons, the four periods of each day and the four seasons of life and also mans four sacred duties: to cultivate a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit, and to uphold the welfare of his people. This ancient symbol is found on pottery, art, and other Zia Pueblo artefacts.
Consisting of a red circle with groups of rays pointing in four directions, it is painted on ceremonial vases, drawn on the ground around campfires, and used to introduce newborn children to the Sun along with otheZia_Wolf Sunr sacred rituals.
The number four is considered sacred by the Zia Indians, and can be seen repeatedly in the four points radiating from the crimson circle. It’s outreaching lines which extend in the four directions of the compass, give the symbol sacred meaning to the Zia. The sacred number four symbolizes the Circle of Life: four winds, four seasons, four directions, and four sacred obligations. The circle binds the four elements of four together
US_and_New_Mexico_State_Flag The Zia Sun Symbol is the sole symbol featured on the Flag of the State of New Mexico. The red sun honours the Indian Nations, on a yellow field (yellow was the royal colour of the Spanish crown carried by the conquistador Coronado in 1540, the date of his entrance into New Mexico, at Zuni and the first recorded European contact with North American Indian people)
State_Seal_of_New_Mexico The new state flag was designed by Dr. Harry Mera of Santa Fe, New Mexico, an archaeologist familiar with the Zia sun symbol found at Zia Pueblo on a 19th century pot.
The salutation, “I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico and the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures," was many years ago commonly recited in New Mexico public schools after the United States pledge of allegiance.
It is the firm belief of Zia Wolf-Sun that as we cross cultures and nations in our virtual worlds, that this “Zia symbol of perfect friendship” be a reminder to us all, of of our obligations to respect and treat in the right way everyone we should meet in course of our virtual travels. Let it be so!!


Sandy's witterings said...

An excellent article Wolfie and an excellent symbol indeed almost one to live by. Wouldn't it be good if everyone did. I agree - so let it be!

Rocket Man said...

Yes, ma'am! Sandy said it perfectly!

Eddie Two Hawks said...

These are wonderful words you have written here Wolfie to help us all recall are roots.

Our collective 'roots' run deep. Penetrating the heart of Mother Earth. Honoring all that has come before us is honoring our own heart.

Enjoy life...Eddie

Zia Wolf-Sun said...

Very fine sentiments :) It is good to know we are all of like-mind...Together we can make it so!!

Sherrilynn said...

How very very true. What has happened to humanity I ask you..WE all come.. and we all go.. If we tried as hard to get along.. as we do not too..Oh what A wonderful World this would be!Great Big Hugs to You..

Zia Wolf-Sun said...

Hey....thanks Sherrilynn...big warm wolfie hugs for you too :) Hope you're having a good weekend :)

Arlene said...

Oh how we wish for a perfect world, good blog Wolfie, and sorry I hadn't found you before, it was only because you commented in my guest book, I knew it would be useful, now come on I expect to see one on here shortly. I'll be back. With Tango for protection of course

Rosemary said...

Got back in this one Wolfie enjoyed blog.


I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You


Zia Wolf-Sun said...

Arlene...I've added one on W/P but have had no chance to find out how to do it on here...that is a work in progress! I have commented on your blogs as well as your guestbook! You shouldn't have too much trouble finding me ;)

Zia Wolf-Sun said...

Rosemary...well that's a relief! Thut I might have lost you for good :( When you get a blog posted I will be able to find the follow button and follow you...but till then it seems I must wait my time!

Zia Wolf-Sun said...

Hey Ron! Great to meet you! And thanks for your visit. You are always welcome here :)

Arlene said...

dashboard/posting/edit pages/add new page and call it Guestbook.
Hope you're well thanks for comments in blog. Tango is well and sleeping after a long walk this morning.