Dangle Roadrunner Earrings K-52


Dangle handmade earrings are available in these distinctive Roadrunner earrings. In Southwest Indian legends, roadrunners are usually notable for their speed, bravery and endurance. The Hopi and other Pueblo tribes believed that roadrunners were medicine birds and could protect against evil spirits. Their unusual X-shaped footprints are used as sacred symbols to ward off evil because the X shape of the tracks conceals which direction the bird is headed. Stylized roadrunner tracks have been found in the rock art of ancestral Southwestern tribes like the Anasazi and Mogollon cultures.