The sacred Avanyu lives in streams and is feathered with a turquoise horn growing from the middle of its forehead. Avanyu is the mythical serpent that is the guardian of the springs across the Pueblo cultures of the Southwest.

The horn moves, sending rain for crops.

When the Avanyu creeps on the ground and snaps its tail, it causes thunder, and when its tongue strikes out of it mouth, it causes lightening.

If you see the Avanyu it will bring luck and good health, and it means there is water nearby or that it will rain soon.

The symbol of Avanyu signifies the prayer for and representation of water.

According to tribal wisdom, those who poison the water must face Avanyu's fiery revenge.