The dreamcatcher traditionally is an item, charm or symbol for protection against bad dreams and spirits. Some cultures believed bad dreams were a result of a visiting evil spirit. Over more recent years, many people and artists have shown great interest and creativity in using or depicting dreamcatchers. Some folks have even tattooed images of dreamcatchers onto their bodies, which might seem unwise since they’re literally meant to capture bad dreams or spirits. You’d think these peoples’ bodies are now attracting bad dreams and spirits. This is why it is vital to heed the teachings of Frigga and Odin: wisdom is the pursuit of knowledge and experience. Educate yourself on everything you can.
The dreamcatcher can have both spiritual and artistic values among many northern cultures. North American First Nations cultures, like the those of the Algonquian speaking nations, had actually designed the dream snare based on a spider’s web.