The great Bear
This rattle is made of Bull hide painted with the Great Bear , Celtic tradition holds that the Primal Mother is the Bear goddess Artio, a fierce protector. Bear is also associated with the Goddess Artemis. Bear has been a figure in the forefront of many Native cultures. Beliefs state that the power of the Great Spirit lives through the bear, therefore making them highly sought after guides due to their fearless medicine. . The handle is made of Rhodedendron which has as a tree a similar energy to roses in flowers - heart energy. The handle has a paw prints burned into it.