“What’s that?” I asked my friend Lehi, pointing at the large, silver ring on his index finger. Lehi is a talented artist and a Native American of Navajo descent.
“This?” he pulled off the ring and handed it to me. “It’s ‘the man in the maze.’ It’s a Native American symbol found in Southwest Arizona. It’s a symbol that reminds us that life is a maze and that we are wanderers just trying to find our way home.”
I stared at the ring for a while, letting the symbol sink in. As soon as I got home, I started researching “The Man in the Maze.” The story behind the symbol is beautiful.
The Man in the Maze symbol originates from the Tohono O’odham natives. According to their oral history, “the labyrinth design depicts experiences and choices we make in our journey through life. In…
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