Native American Symbols, like the Four Ages of Man symbol, can vary in meaning from one tribe to another and across the culture groups of North America.
Discover facts and information about the meanings of secret and mysterious symbols used by Native American Indians in our List of Symbols including the the Four Ages of Man symbol.
The meaning of the Four Ages of Man symbol signifies the milestones in a person's life. Their birth and infancy, their youth and adolescence, their maturity in Middle Age and their wisdom in their old age. A Sioux Indian legend recounts that the buffalo represents the universe and the four directions. Because they stand on four legs, they represent the four ages of man. Each buffalo with a severed leg represents one of the ages of man has passed. When the buffalo loses all his legs and all of his hair an end time will come and water will cover the Earth.
There were so many tribes of Native American Indians it is only possible to generalise the most common meaning of the Four Ages of Man symbol or pattern. Native Indian symbols are still used as Tattoos and were used for a variety of reasons and depicted on numerous objects such as tepees, totem poles, musical instruments and clothes. Indian Tribes also used their own Colors for Symbols and designs depending on the natural resources available to make Native American Paint. Use symbols as ideas and designs for American Indian Tattoos.