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Eye of God

Ojo de Dios are the Spanish words for “Eye of God.” When the early Spaniards came to Mexico they encountered the Huichol people who lived in the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico. The Huichol Indians who lived in the mountains made Ojos de Dios to watch over them. They were woven on to crisscrossing sticks, joining in the center. The center eye represented the sun and stood for the power of seeing and understanding things we normally cannot see. The ends of the sticks represented the basic elements–earth – la tierra, water – el agua, wind- el viento, and fire- el fuego. Making an Ojo de Dios is inviting the Eye of God to watch over you. Often Ojos de Dios are made for little children as gifts. They accompany wishes of health, long life, and protection.

Students showing their eyes of God.

Student holding his Eye of God.