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Whats Your Power Animal - By S

Updated on April 12, 2012

One way to find out about your power animal is to figure out which animals you have an affinity with. For example, if you are a person who always loves horses, maybe the horse is your power animal.

Anyone can have many power animals. My personal favorites are:

  • The Owl - Wisdom and Perception
  • The Dragon - Power, Strength, and Wisdom
  • The Pegasus - Swiftness, Allertness, and Clarity
  • The Buffalo - Brute Strength and Heartiness
  • The Bat - Awareness and Focus
  • The Turtle - Raw Defense and Patience
  • The Hawk - Intelligence, Swiftness, and Perception
  • The Eagle - Perserverance and Authority
  • The Wolf - Leadership, Wisdom, and Perserverance

Each individual can relate to their power animals in their own ways and yes, one person can have many, many favorites, even from fiction or fantasy.

Power animals have been around for centuries. They have helped inspire many tribes and many other people of diverse faiths and cultures all around the world. People have looked to them for guidance, strength, luck, protection, and many others since time out of mind. In fact power animals are still being used today. In sports, power animals are masqueraded as mascots to give the team and fans encouragement. Power animal symbolism can be found in a variety of things today if one is looking for them.

Power animals are also refered to as totems. For instance in native american cultures the tribe's good health, hunting, family planning and marriage, even creative endevours, were determined largely from the guidance and inspiration of their power animals. They learned from watching the animals live by their strengths. By observing how the animals survived, and respecting them and the land, the tribe could stay strong.

I am saddened by the loss of this knowledge in society. We can all still learn from our ancestors and use this knowledge in positive ways to enhance our spiritual lives.

Power animals help us look at the world through new eyes. If you enjoy being able to see better in the dark, being able to run like the wind, or feeling powerful in your own life, then you should look up your power animals. They're there for you!

- S.


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    • Christopher Dapo profile imageAUTHOR

      Christopher Dapo and S. 

      6 years ago from Havelock, NC

      Thank you, Debbie.

      - S.

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      Debbie 

      6 years ago

      Nice article ;)

    • Christopher Dapo profile imageAUTHOR

      Christopher Dapo and S. 

      6 years ago from Havelock, NC

      The dog's foremost quality is loyalty. Others we can see are:

      - Protectiveness

      - Playful

      - Agile

      - Adventurous

      - Alert

      - Inquisitive

      - Devotion

      ...And many others you might see yourself!

      Thanks for the comment!

      - S.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      And what would a dog be?

    • Christopher Dapo profile imageAUTHOR

      Christopher Dapo and S. 

      6 years ago from Havelock, NC

      Cats can stand for many things like:

      - Agility

      - Alertness

      - Speed

      - Playfulness

      - Independance

      - Mysteriousness

      ...and many possible others, anything you can see in the cat that you see in yourself really.

      Nice question, thank you! - S.

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      Tammy 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Very interesting! What would a cat be?

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