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I spent two summers working in New Mexico (that’s when I met my husband), so I have been looking forward to this poster for awhile! On New Mexico’s flag we see a red sun with rays streching out from it, as you also see here. There are four groups of rays with four rays in each group. This is an ancient sun symbol of a Native American people called the Zia. The Zia believed that the giver of all good gave them gifts in groups of four. These gifts are: the four directions – north, east, south and west; the four seasons – spring, summer, fall and winter; the day – sunrise, noon, evening and night; and life itself – childhood, youth, middle years and old age. All of these are bound by a circle of life and love, without a beginning or end.

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