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Bluebirds are an important nature spirit in the traditions of many Native American cultures. In particular, Bluebird is a symbol of spring in many tribes. In Iroquois mythology, it is the singing of the bluebird that drives off the destructive demigod Tawiscaron (who represents winter.) Bluebirds are also associated with the wind by the Cherokees, and were believed to predict or even control the weather. The Navajo and Pueblo tribes associate bluebirds with the sun; in some Pueblo tribes, Bluebird is identified as the son of the Sun. The Hopi see the bluebird as a directional guardian, associated with the west.
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