Thursday, February 12, 2015

B I G God's Eyes or Ojo de Dios

What are God's Eyes?

The first recorded mention of the God's Eyes or Ojo de Dios were those created by the Huichol Indians. These tribes lived in parts of the Sierra Madre mountain range located in Mexico.  The purpose of the Ojo de Dios is to protect those praying at altars.
The original objects contained two crossed sticks, with each of the four points symbolizing a different element: water, earth, fire and air. These objects were placed on altars used by the tribes and given as a token to the gods.
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How to make Big God's Eyes?
Get two big sticks.
Hot glue together.
Get yarn.
Watch Sophie's World video below (Thanks, Sophie!)

If need more info, I did a post back in 2010. Look:  previous post
Did with 8th Grade.
Project took several class periods.
Because of the size of the God's Eye, your hands actually get tired winding the yarn.
Installed with some sticks and yarn.
Cheap project that made for good conversation time with students.

Took the video with the new RE camera that I got for Christmas.
Check it out, folks.
Pretty cool gadget.
Similar to the Go Pro.
Looks like this:



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