08 May 2011

Man in the Maze ~ religious symbolism

This gate depicting the Tohono O'odham Indians' iconic "Man In The Maze" is on the east side of Mission San Xavier's main entrance. This imagery represents the tribe's belief in life, death, and the life after death. The maze, with its many turns and changes, represents life itself.

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