Meaning of a dream catcher according to the Oxford Dictionary: A small hoop containing horse hair mesh, or a similar construction of string or yarn, decorated with feathers and beads, believed to give its owners good dreams. Dream catchers were originally made by North American Indians.
The meaning of dream catchers according to Native Americans: Dream catchers were used as protective totems to guard people from bad dreams. The talisman was mainly used for children and was hung above their beds.
Native Americans believed that when you slept, good and bad dreams filled the air. Dream catchers act like spider webs, trapping the bad dreams in and letting the good dreams pass through. Bad dreams caught in the dream catcher, are destroyed as the sun rises while good dreams filter through the feathers, gently reaching the person who is sound asleep.
Sweet dreams 😊