Fetish Meanings

 

Antelope: Intelligent and curious with an active imagination.

 

Armadillo: Keeper of the home. He is thick skinned and reserved.  Slow moving, he makes sure he gets things done correctly.

 

Badger: Independent, passionate, and persistent. He has great knowledge of the earth.

 

Bat: Guardian of the night.

 

Bear: The great protector, he is also a spiritual guide and a powerful healer.  Guardian of the West.

 

Beaver: Industrious and diligent, he is a builder.

 

Bobcat: Elusive and intelligent, he is a solitary and independent hunter.  He is older brother to wolf and younger brother of mountain lion.  He is the Prey God of the South.

 

Buffalo: Provider to all, he has great emotional courage and the endurance to rise above one’s weaknesses.

 

Butterfly: Represents beauty and transformation.

 

Cat: Patient and independent.

 

Corn Maiden: Strength, creation, and wisdom.

 

Coyote: Hunter God of the West.  The master trickster who often tricks himself.

 

Crow: The keeper of sacred law.

 

Deer: Gentle, she sacrifices for the greater good and is a true and loyal friend.

 

Dog: A true friend and very loyal.

 

Donkey: Determination, intelligence and service to others. 

 

Duck: He represents the spirits of those who have passed on.

 

Eagle: Guardian of the Upper Region, he represents vision, higher truths, and a spiritual connection to the great divine.

 

Elephant: Strong and graceful, gentle and wise.

 

Elk:  Confidence, power, and stamina.

 

Falcon:  Power and harmony.  He has the ability to see the big picture.

 

Fish: Hides his emotions.

 

Fox: Clever and observant, he blends in with his surroundings.

 

Frog: Represents fertility and is associated with water and rain.

 

Goat: Fearless and industrious with a strong work ethic.

 

Hawk: The messenger of the gods.

 

Horned lizard: Represents longevity and self-reliance.

 

Horse: Swift, strong, and enlightened, he also possesses healing powers.

Hummingbird: A messenger who also has the ability to stop time.

Lizard: Patient and wise, he is also agile and talkative.

 

Longhorn: Intelligent and easy to get along with.

 

Lynx: Clairvoyant, he knows all secrets.

 

Mole:  Hunter God of the lower regions, he protects crops.

 

Moose: Headstrong and unstoppable.

 

Mountain Lion: Directional Guardian and prey god of the North, he protects travelers on their journeys and helps ensure successful hunting.

 

Mouse:  Attention to detail.

 

Musk Ox: Social but protective.

 

Opossum:  A master of strategy.

 

Otter:  Playful and curious.

 

Owl:  Protector of the home, he represents wisdom and truth and can see what others cannot.

 

Pheasant:  Confident and flamboyant.

 

Pig: Friendly, loyal, and intelligent.

 

Porcupine: Faithful and trusting.

 

Prairie Dog: A powerful sense of community and working together for the greater good of all.

 

Quail: Sacred spirit.

 

Rabbit: Special guardian of women in childbirth and also of children.  Gentle, charming, virtuous and serene.

 

Raccoon: Shy and resourceful.

 

Ram:  Increases herds.

 

Raven: The messenger of the great mystery, he represents magic and transformation.

 

Sheep: Charitable, elegant, and passionate

 

Skunk: Represents inner strength, self-respect, and a good reputation.

 

Snake: Represents primitive energy, and helps us connect with greater powers.  Symbolic of life, death, and rebirth, he is believed to have curative powers.

 

Spider: Represents the creative patterns of life.

 

Squirrel: Has the ability to plan ahead and is very industrious.

 

Turkey: Smart, elusive, festive.

 

Turtle: Oldest symbol of Mother Earth, he represents self-reliance, tenacity, and longevity.

 

Wolf: Guardian and Prey God of the East, wolf represents the ability to work together for the good of the group, loyalty, and family values.

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