What do dream catchers do?
The Purpose & Meaning of the Dream Catcher
Dream Catchers are sometimes referred to as "Sacred Hoops," Ojibwe dreamcatchers were traditionally used as talismans to protect when sleeping, usually children, from bad dreams and nightmares. Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. When hung above the bed in a place where the morning sunlight can hit it, the dream catcher attracts and catches all sorts of dreams and thoughts into its webs. Good dreams pass through and gently slide down the feathers to comfort the sleeper below. Bad dreams, however, are caught up in its protective net and destroyed, burned up in the light of day.