Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chumash Sun Symbol

When we were visiting San Luis Obispo I took this photo at the Mission. This is the ancient sun symbol created by the Chumash Indians that once inhabited the area of San Luis Obispo. It has long been said that the rings around the center circle represent pregnancy. The spirals are all over the world. Which is fascinating in itself. These circles are sometimes called primitive sun symbols as well.


  1. Hubby and I stayed over night there last October. It's a beautiful area.

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Welcome!

  2. If ya stare at it long enough it moves! This Ozarks farm chick does need to get out more.

    I just wanted to thank you for your visit and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope you enjoy the ride.

    In the words of that old Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now ya hear???"

  3. what an intriguing story to go with the pic. i wonder is it symbolic beyind actually pregnancy to the world being pregnant with unseen possibility....

  4. What a great picture. The spiral seem to be moving. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. I was there years ago!! Love the picture!!