Protector of Children
Dream catchers got their start in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Nation. Over time, though, they caught on with most other Native American peoples. Dream catchers were hung above the beds of sleeping children to protect them from bad dreams and evil spirits. Legends held that the spider web design of the dream catcher would allow good dreams to pass through and float down the hanging beads and feathers to sleeping children.
Good Luck Charm
Dream catchers are good luck charms that represent good energy and help to neutralize bad energy — whether you’re awake or asleep.