Dream catchers were traditionally made by Native Americans from hoops of bent sticks with sinew webs to hang over babies’ cradleboards. The web captured and entangled the bad dreams but grandmother spider would allow the good dreams to pass through the hole in the web. With the rising of the morning sun, the bad dreams would burn up in its light. Grandmother spider may be represented as a larger bead in the web.
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