Animal Totems and Animal Symbolism
Animal totems play huge roles in our lives. They aid in self-discovery and capture our imagination, giving us incredible avenues of self-expression and awareness.
Additionally, they assist in understanding our past, and if we are attentive, our animal totems can reveal glimpses of our future.
Webster's Dictionary defines a totem as: "A natural object, usually an animal that serves as a distinctive, often venerated emblem or symbol ? usually a means of personal or spiritual identity."
Native American animal totems most commonly come to mind when discussing this topic. However, animal signs are found throughout all cultures spanning the globe.
Since time immemorial, animals have served as harbingers of personality traits we, as humans, all aspire to achieve. This makes animals some of the most powerful symbols in our spiritual toolbox. editable content begins
Animals afford us visions of how our lives could be if we lived more simply and lived with purity of thought and emotion. Therefore, incorporating animal totems into our lives affirms our spiritual goals.
By focusing on the attributes of our totems, we internalize these traits and thus begin to externalize the very character we absorb from our totems.
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ArmadilloBadgerBearBear (Native American)BeaverBobcatBuffaloBullCamelCat (domestic)CowCoyoteDeerDog (domestic)ElephantFoxGiraffeGoatGorillaHedgehogHorseKoala BearLionMouseMonkeyPantherPumaRabbitRamRhinocerosSkunkSquirrelSquirrel TracksTiger (Chinese)Wolf
.Alligator/Crocodile/CaimanBeaverCrabDolphinFish (General)Fish (Japanese Koi)FrogLobsterOctopusSalamanderSeahorseSharkTurtleWhale
.BatBlue JayCardinalDoveDream BirdsEagleFalconFeathersFinchGooseHummingbirdMagpieMother Bird SymbolismOwlPeacockPelicanPheasantRavenRoosterRobinSparrowSwanTurkeyVultureWingsWrenWoodpecker
.Insect Animal Totem MeaningsBees (in dreams)ButterflyCicadaCrane FlyDragonflyFireflyGrasshopperPraying MantisMosquitoMothScorpionSpiderWasp
Dragon Totem MeaningsDragons (General)Dragons Chinese
Working With Animal TotemsIdentifyingInvokingMeditationsSymbolism in Identifying Animal TracksSymbolic Cat PrintsSquirrel TracksFire AnimalsTips to Knowing Your Totem AnimalsChakra AnimalsGood Luck Animals
Native American Indian AnimalsNative American Animal Signs
Chinese AnimalsChinese AnimalsChinese DragonsLongevity AnimalsChinese TigerChinese Zodiac Animals
Celtic AnimalsCeltic Animal Meanings (various)Celtic Animal ZodiacCeltic Animal Symbols
Astrological/Zodiac AnimalsBurmese Zodiac Animal SignsChinese Zodiac AnimalsCeltic Animal ZodiacNative American Zodiac AnimalsSolar Animals
Other AnimalsLove Animal MeaningsDream Animal Meanings
.Animal Totem StoriesDragon HeartDragon TotemFox Totem ThoughtsHawk SymbolismLadybug Love SymbolismMoth and Messages of DeathOctopus DreamingOctopus EncounterOwl AffinityPelican HelpersPuppy SymbolismSnake and CatSparrow ThoughtsSummer BugsSwan QueenTiger TotemTotem Life SaverVulture PhenomenonWhite Doves and Love SymbolismWolf MedicineWolf People and Dog PeopleWolf TotemWood Thrush Bird Symbolism