Animal Totems

In  animal totems Native American’s believed that their spirit guide was in the form of an animal and that they could embody the characteristics and strengths of said animal during their life. Examples included: those with the Eagle/Owl possessed keen sight and higher knowledge, the Lion/Panther/Tiger meant strength and courage, Cheetah/Hare meant speed, and Fox meant cunning and wit. Of course, along with the strengths of the Totem Animal came the weakness (ie. pride, envy, and stubbornness).