the legend of the dreamcatcher in the indian lore is related to choice one must make between good and evil the dream catcher holds the destiny of the future.
iam intrigued by the fact taht most of the civilizations have some sort of superstition or the other. it has just not been possible even for the msot advanced of soceities to escape some sort of symbols or the otehr. are the symbols just the result of complex thought process, too difficult to be documented or just a manifestation of simple rules which people would find difficult to obey otherwise?
But by that definition most of the concepts that are known would fit in. the symbols are as i see it a tribute to the stupidity and slavishness of the normal population. superstitions are created by the movers and shakers as a means of enforcing some rules ( good in some cases, bad in others and pure propaganda in many others).
i like the dreamcatcher legend tho :D