, or Black Ye'i
, is the deity who created fire and the constellations. The seven dots on his forehead are the Pleiades.
, or the Humpbacked Ye'i
, is a fertility deity, and the hump is a satchel containing seeds and mist, with feathers on the outside. These Ye'i wear sheep horns, which symbolize power, and carry staffs or planting sticks.
A Star Ye'i. The stars
are very important to the Navajo. This Ye'i has horns signifying strength, and a constellation on the face.
Sculpture of sympathetic magic rock art showing a buffalo with pierced heartline. This piece was created as part of a hunting ritual. The front legs are folding, showing that the animal has been mortally wounded by the arrow piercing the heart.
The warrior with the spear, which might also be an arrow, in front of him and a bow behind him, is protected by the shield. This protection is demonstrated by the numerous arrows embedded in the shield.
Another sculpture of a warrior protected by a shield. This warrior has a spear in his hand. The protection is demonstrated by the arrows embedded in the shield.
A corn maiden based on a figure from a sand painting
A Spaniard on horseback. When Spain began colonizing
the American southwest there was not a single horse on the continent. The strange combination of man and horse, as well as steel swords, was so unusual that the Navajo recorded it in their rock art.