" by whatever name they were called, have been known
throughout the world since the earliest days of Greek Mythology. Though
the unicorn and dragon are generally accepted as centuries old mythical creatures of
Europeans, pictures of
these fabled animals have been found in
Characteristics & Meaning
Maternal, revenge oriented, quickness,
aggression, and basic survival instincts.
Group minded, determination, patient,
active, and industrious
Lethargy, curiosity, nosiness.
Active, agile, jumpiness, and willing to
Safety oriented, grounded, and has
Courage, aggressive, healer, having
problems relating to others, and energy conduit
Rebirth, longevity, secrecy, initiation,
good listener, and long life
Industrious, instinctive, healing, power,
sovereignty, guardian of the world, watcher, courage, will power,
self-preservation, introspection, and great strength.
Determined, strong-willed, builder,
overseer, and protector
Organized, industrial, productive, wise,
community, celebration, fertility, defensiveness, obsessive nature,
and enjoys life
A very powerful totem - prosperity,
spiritual strength, organized, self-reliant, fearless.
Sacredness, life, great strength,
Insight into the past, fertility, rushing
into things without proper preparation.
Metamorphosis, transformation, balnace,
grace, ability to accept change
Survival, positive, accomplishments
Traveler, mobility, preference to be
nomadic, adaptability to adversity
Guardianship, detachment, sensuality,
mystery, magic, and independence
Swiftness, insight, focus
Leadership, loyalty, courage, taking
Swift, insightful, and focused
Trickster, intelligence, stealth, wisdom
and folley, guile and innocence
Swift and decisive
Good luck, protection and success
Solitude, justice, longevity, independent,
intelligent, and vigilant
Ensuring your emotions are displayed
Justice, shape shifting, change,
creativity, spiritual strength, energy, community sharing, and balance
Compassion, peace, intellectual, gentle,
caring, kind, subtlety, gracefulness, femininity, gentleness,
innocence, and seller of adventure
Noble, faithful, loyal, teaching,
protection, and guidance
Kind, salvation, wisdom, happiness,
playfulness, prudent, capable of deep emotion, and happy.
Cross-world communication, spirit
messenger, peace, gentleness, love
Longevity, richness, prosperity,
infinity, wisdom, power, and fiery
Flighty and carefree, strong
imagination, higher aspirations.
Water energy, helper of seers, can
clearly see/deal with emotions
Divine spirit, sacrifice, connection
to creator, intelligence, renewal, courage, illumination of
spirit, healing, creation, freedom, and risk-taker
Strength, power, affection, loyalty,
royalty, and wisdom
Strength and agility, pride, majestic,
independence, purification, strength, and nobility
New beginnings, adventure, passionate,
Graceful, slyness, open-minded, quick
to change one's mind.
Heart healing, psychic, people person,
Cunning, agility, quick-witted,
diplomacy, wildness, feminine magic of camouflage, shape-shifting
Water energy, cleansing, rebirth,
sensitivity, medicine, hidden beauty, peace, adaptability, poor
character judgment and power.
Communication, intuition, attaining
the unreachable, seeing the future
independence, diligence, lack of foresight.
Self-demanding, reliable, prudent,
rigid, vigilance, parenthood, and productive.
strength, environmental protector, keeps peace through aggression.
Good luck, abundance, forward,
Personal power, enlightenment.
Messenger, intuition, victory,
healing, nobility, recollection, cleansing, visionary power, and
self-reliant, multi-tasking, balanced.
Power, creation, imagination, healing.
Freedom, stamina, mobility, the land,
travel, power, and freedom.
Messenger, timelessness, healing, and
Chaos, shape-shifter, aggressiveness,
Forward, balance, creative, stamina.
Family, strength, energy, courage,
guardian and protector.
Conservation, vision, self-protection,
Comforting to others, secure.
Keeper of secrets, guardian, listener,
Sensitivity, guidance, searching.
Ability to change the environment,
Headstrong, longevity, steadfastness,
Scrutiny, order, organizer, and an eye
Intelligence, camouflage, nocturnal.
Diversion, strategist, and deceiver.
Playful, friendly, dynamic, joy,
helpfulness, and sharing
Deception, clairvoyance, insight,
Sacrifice, chastity and self-denial
Protection, hidden emotions,
introspection, caution, careful decisions
Communication, beauty, guide for
wisdom, mockery, thinking before speaking
Immortality, dignity, and
Innocence, companionship, and trust
Swiftness, industrious, constructive,
Companion on journeys to other worlds,
grace, silent power
Group-work, team play, creator of
harmony and group tolerance, protectiveness (especially toward
Fear, timidity, nervousness, humility,
Curiosity and cleanliness
Stoic, sensitive, persevering,
Fertility, stealth, scavenging,
intelligence, enjoys luxury
Wisdom, solitary, insightful, solid.
Mental agility, speed, opportunistic.
Vanity, likes to be showered with
gifts and attention, early riser, settling for nothing less than
Proud, intense, confident, wisdom,
Transforming, strong, inspiring,
Versatility, loud, easy-going nature,
Confidence and grace
Love, longing, dilemma, active
Hunter, survival, and adaptability
Reputation, presence, and strength
Protective, aware, solitary.
Impulsive, shrewdness, rebirth,
transformation, initiation, and wisdom
Balance, wisdom, creativity,
Planner and gatherer
Lord of the forest, masculine power of
Grace, balance and innocence, soul,
love, beauty, of the self
Strength, valor, power, and energy
inner strength, luck, self-examination
Generosity, life-giver, and sharer
Nurturer, shy, and protecting
Purity, innocence, dreamer, personal
Strength, energy, ingenuity and
Wisdom, provider, intelligence, and
Loyalty, perseverance, success,
intuition, and spirit
Sensitive, protective, and devotion
Agility and individuality
totem pole in 1895.
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