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In most Native American cultures, wrens have little mythological importance. Like other small birds, they sometimes play the role of meek characters with more power than they appear to have at first glance. Among the Pueblo tribes, however, wrens are considered birds of war. Catching sight of a wren is believed to boost a person's courage, especially a warrior. The Hopi war kachina Tuposkwa (or Turposkwa) is embodied by a canyon wren. In some Pueblo tribes, rock wrens are associated with madness and dangerous magic, and the people used to avoid touching one at any cost, though most modern Pueblo people consider this more of a superstition than a part of traditional Pueblo religion.
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