The Warrior symbol featured strongly in the Mississippian culture. They were a warlike people and this is indicated by the image. In his hand he holds a war club which was a bludgeoning weapon and in his topknot is another motif which reflects more weaponry.
This symbol makes it clear that this person is not a deity as he is wearing the ‘Forked Eye’ surround motif indicating his residence on Earth between the Upper world and the Underworld. The Warrior created a powerful, intimidating figure immediately associated with warfare. The Warrior symbol picture clearly shows that he carries a severed head. The severed head proves his prowess as a warrior. The warriors cut off the heads of their enemies as a trophy of their success. Many severed heads of enemies were displayed on 40 foot wooden pools during their Chunkey games.
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.
Category: Native American Symbols.
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