These seemingly ordinary animals carried great significance in the Ancient world for Native Americans.
: Tenacity and courage. The badger will teach you perseverance and endurance in the face of adversity. The badger is a powerful protector of both material possessions and ideals held close to your heart.
: The bat is a messenger. The bat may bring a message from either the other-world or your subconscious.
: Strength and stamina.
: The bee is industriousness, hardworking and very family/clan oriented.
: The boar is sacred. It is both cunning and ferocious.
: Strength and potency, the bull is a symbol of mobile power.
: If a butterfly is seen while vision questing, no negative energy will be in the immediate area. Freedom of vision.
: The cat is a strong protector in confrontational situations. As a prowling animal, the cat is also a strong guardian of inner powers. Also psychic powers and Strong.
: The crane is the bird of the Moon, magical, shamanic travel, secrets and reaching deep mysteries. The crane also represents the logical mind as well as patience while healing occurs.
: The Crow is a symbol of conflict, war and death. Its skill is wisdom with trickery. It is also a protector of scared records.
: Mothering, protective, and often very intuitive.
Deer or Stag
: The white Stag is a messenger from the other-world, following the animal often leads to a quest through the Other-world. The deer represents grace, swiftness and gentleness.
: Underworld hounds are white with red ears, they hunt and punish the guilty, they represent tracking skills and companionship as well as Loving protection. loyalty and faithfulness.
: They represent harmony, balance and traveling from rough to smooth waters.
(lizards): Wealth, raw powers of nature, the treasures of the unconscious mind.
: Wisdom and long life, Keen sight, Knowledge of magick and swiftness, the eagle is a strong ally when traveling into new territory.
: Adaptability, Wisdom, Inspiration and defense. Can be sly.
: Cunning, slyness, Perceptive. Madra-rua makes fools of those who chase it.
: Shamanism, Magick, Nasty illusion with something wonderful hidden inside.
Clear sightedness, teaches how to receive and interpret inner and outer signals.
: Of the Moon and magick, shamanic travel, secrets, the logical mind, through the heron one can find magick in nature.
: Stamina, endurance, and faithfulness, the horse was a faithful guide to the other-worlds. Very sexual.
: See the beauty in others, Inspiration, very nurturing and loving, swiftness.
: Omens and prophecies. Often omen of someones death.
: Secrets, cunning, shyness, the ability to hide. If you see a mouse in a vision quest--pay attention to details.
: Enjoying life, recovering from a crisis, faithfulness, friendliness, and being helpful to others. The otter provides valuable assistance in the other-worlds.
: Teaches us to silently observe life, and gather information to gain understanding. Also Occult wisdom.
: The battle cry of an upcoming life crisis, it is a powerful protector if one can gain its favor. The bird of the Occult, knowledgeable, also gives warnings.
: cunning, Shamanism, wise, protective and territorial, warns of immediate dangers.
: Wisdom, reincarnation and cunning. If you see a snake while vision questing, be prepared for the power of transformation to enter your life. The snake represents the life-death-rebirth cycle.
Helps to interpret dream symbols, smooths transitions and spiritual evolution.
: The wren's song was used in divination, the power of strengthening and cleansing.
This was sent to me in an email but my friend cited ANIMAL SPEAK by Ted Andrews