More About Hummingbird
Hummingbirds are nectarivores and are found in North and South America. In Northwest Coast they symbolize beauty, intelligence and love. They are messengers of joy and their ability to hover back and forth and move swiftly is believed to be a skill for guiding the people. Their appearance before a hunt is regarded as a positive sign.
Hummingbirds are present in Haida legends as companions of the Wild Woman of the Wood called Dzunukwa - they fly around her as she walks through the forest.
Haida stories tell of high-ranking women arriving at feasts with live hummingbirds tied to their hair to announce their beauty, wealth and prestige and close affinity to the spirit of the bird.
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