Tuesday, 7 August 2012
The meaning of the Rain symbols were very important as water in every form as one of the most vital elements for the sustenance of life. Rain symbols signified renewal, fertility and change. Rain and raindrops were used as symbols to represent plentiful crops. The meaning of the rain clouds was a magical symbol to promote good prospects in the future. The rain symbol is most often used by the Southwest Indian farmers who were dependent on rainfall for their crops. In Lakota Sioux mythology, Iya is a faceless and formless spirit monster of the thunderstorm, hurricane and tornado who eats humans and animals to satisfy his endless appetite. He is the eye of the storm, and offers protection to those caught in his wake. He travels with his storms in a fabulous tepee painted with magical symbols.