Tribal and Shamanic Symbols

Symbols and emblems related to tribal and shamanic religions, including Native American, African, Samoan, Maori, Ancient European, and more.

Native American symbols:

Dreamcatcher Kokopelli Man in the Maze Heart arrow deer
Dreamcatcher Kokopelli Man in the Maze Serpent Heart Deer Zia sun
Calumet Inuksuk shaidaeagle Blkkachina
Calumet Wasgo Inuksuk Hunab Ku Eagle Kachina
Hopi cloud mountain
Nazca ouroboros Eagle  Hopi Cloud

Asia, Oceania and Pacific Islands:

Manaia Manaia Manaia Manaia Birdman of Rapanui
Manaia Manaia Koru Hei Matau Rapanui Keris
Manaia Manaia Kahuna
Hei Tiki Pikorua Kahuna



Dancing sorcerer Spirit Ship Ormgudinna
Indalo Shaman Spirit Ship Ormgudinna

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Kyle December 1, 2018 at 4:37 pm

I am pagan, and I’ve set a goal with each of my tattoos that I’m getting on my body. I’ve been looking for a celtic face tattoo design to represent Spirit and union of the 4 elements while still incorporating the symbol for the God and Goddess (Triple moon combined with the Horned God symbol) in the center of the forehead. I’ve tried doing research to find the right tribal/celtic knot design, but keep turning up empty handed. I need something masculine and warrior-like, and fit for Merlin himself to wear. Any help or leads are appreciated. Thank you.

Anonymous August 13, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Axes crossed

vernon August 29, 2016 at 3:15 pm

I am looking for a shamanic symbol that expresses healing, initiation, and meditation, so i can put it on a business card for shamanic business. Can you provide such symbol?

Laura April 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm

The Hunab Ku is Mayan (:

Jennifer April 29, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Well yes, and that is noted in the entry. :)

Dany September 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm

actually that symbol is not mayan was developed by an arqueologist in the mid 50s, Jose Arguelles the hole interpretation of the calendar was his with the name kin maya but actually is a mix of cultures is a very cool symbol and nowadays is used with the mayans but is not prehispanic

annonymos June 21, 2014 at 4:58 pm

the Mayans technically are native american because they are from meso-america

anithra November 17, 2012 at 3:36 am

im looking for all the symbols of dance possible to see the one that attracts me to it the most

sergio September 8, 2011 at 3:42 am

My parents and I want a good aztec tattoo that symbolizes family if you know of any please e-mail me thanks

Mark Allen January 18, 2011 at 8:12 am

Hello, I have been using your pages for my research. Thank you very much for this collection with the funtioning links!