One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(among various North American Indian peoples) a hollowed bone tube used by a medicine man to contain the soul of a sick person.
- ‘Small soul catchers were often worn around the neck as medicinal charms; larger soul catchers were sometimes placed in the smokeholes of houses to prevent souls from leaving prematurely.’
- ‘In form, it resembles the double-headed soul catchers traditionally used by shaman.’
- ‘To create this glass soul catcher, which is about four times the size of a real soul catcher, Preston first created a cylinder of glass in the approximate shape of the final form.’
- ‘Large soul catchers were sometimes mounted in the smokeholes of the houses to prevent souls from leaving prematurely.’
- ‘That was when Bruce reached down and picked up the soul catcher.’
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