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Avanyu or Awanyu is a Tewa deity, the guardian of water. Represented as a horned or feathered serpent with curves representative of flowing water or the zig-zag of lightning, Awanyu appears on the walls of caves located high above canyon rivers of the American Southwest, primarily New Mexico and Arizona. The earliest representations of Avanyu date back to 1000 AD, found on Mimbres pottery, a precursor to Pueblo pottery. Avanyu appears in Tewa and Tiwa speaking areas around 1350 AD.

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Sterling Silver Wide Awanyu Serpent Band Ring by Michael & Melanie Kirk-Lente

SKU: 122807

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