Love Symbol

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Love Symbol

Native American Symbols, like the Love 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 Love symbol.

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Meaning of the Love Symbol
Native American Indians were a deeply spiritual people and they communicated their history, thoughts, ideas and dreams from generation to generation through symbols. There was not a Native American Love symbol. It is such a difficult symbol to convey, however, the symbols of friendship and harmony are the closest symbols to convey the concept of love. Native American symbols are generally geometric portrayals of celestial bodies, natural phenomena and animal designs.
They were not used to convey a strong emotional feeling such as love. The Hummingbird symbol represented mated pairs and stood as a symbol of love, happiness and devotion. Hummingbirds are always depicted in their symbol as a mated pair as a symbol of love, devotion, permanence, eternity and life cycles. Because of its speed, the hummingbird is known as a messenger and stopper of time. The idea of 'time standing still' is often related to a couple in the first months of knowing each other and falling in love. The hummingbird is remarkably brave and  are not afraid of any predators - love conquers all. The Hummingbird tell us to savour every sweet moment as they do when hovering over each flower, another analogy for love. Native Americans believe that it brings good luck to see a Hummingbird before major events.

Hummingbirds Picture

Picture of a variety of Hummingbirds

The harmony love symbol means compatibility in opinion and action, a harmonious state of things in general, with one another and with the whole. The cactus is the symbol of maternal love.


Hummingbird Symbol

Cactus Symbol
HarmonyLove & Devotion Maternal Love

The Love Symbol - Meaning
There were so many tribes of Native American Indians it is only possible to generalise the most common meaning of the Love 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, clothes and War Paint. Indian Tribes also used their own Colors for Symbols and designs depending on the natural resources available to make Native American paint.
Apache Hide Painting

Native American Indians - Love Symbol
Native American Indians had a highly complex culture, especially those who lived on the Great Plains.

Their religion was dominated by rituals and belief in a spiritual connection with nature and these beliefs were reflected in the various symbols they used such as the Love symbol.

The clothes, tepees and all of his belongings was decorated with art and included symbols depicting his achievements, acts of heroism, his various spirit guides or the most important events in his life. Every symbol used by an American Native Indian had meaning which can be accessed from Symbols and Meanings.

The Love Symbol


  • The Love symbol of Native Americans
  • Meaning, symbolism and interpretation of the Love symbol
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  • Pictures, meanings, patterns and designs of symbols
  • Native American Love symbol meaning

Pictures and Videos of Native Americans
Love. Discover the vast selection of pictures which relate to the History of Native Americans and illustrate many symbols used by American Indians. The pictures show the clothing, war paint, weapons and decorations of various Native Indian tribes that can be used as a really useful educational history resource for kids and children of all ages. We have included pictures and videos to accompany the main topic of this section - Love. The videos enable fast access to the images, paintings and pictures together with information and many historical facts. All of the articles and pages can be accessed via the Native Indian Tribes Index - a great educational resource for kids.


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