Cycle of the Seasons

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Cycle of the Seasons
Cycle of the Seasons

This graphic represents the Four Seasons within the Four Directions. In Cherokee Mythology each season was a time for specific rituals and ceremonies.

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Winter go-la
Winter belongs to the North. The color for North is Blue which represents sadness, defeat. It is a season of survival and waiting. The Cherokee word for North means “cold” u-yv-tlv.

Spring gi-la-go-ge
The color for East is Red which represents victory, power. Spring is the re-awakening after a long sleep – victory over winter; the power of new life. The Cherokee word for East is ka-lv-gv

Summer go-ga
The color for South is White which represents peace, happiness, serenity. Summer is a time of plenty. The Cherokee word for South means “warm” u-ga-no-wa.

Autumn u-la-go-hv-s-di
The color for West is Black which represents death. Autumn is the final harvest; the end of Life’s Cycle. The Cherokee word for West is wu-de-li-gv.

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