Today, I wanted to begin discussing symbols, meaning and omens within the Native culture. Although I am aware that different people from different cultures or beliefs will assign slightly different meanings to animals, birds, insects.
However, there are common native american spiritual beliefs including: Nature can and does communicate with us! The wolf, the bear, the coyote, the snake, the woodpecker, the owl, the eagle. They all speak to us, they all have something to say to us. We only need to listen and keep an open mind. Native people believe in native american spiritual symbols and animals are included in them.
The information shared here is not meant to represent all Native people or nations. What I do want to share is a notion that nature gives us signs, omens, and speaks to us. And we do have to learn to understand and speak nature’s language (as no the wolf is not going to start speaking “human”….).
So I thought I would go over certain animals and birds and what their native american animal symbolism is. Please see the subsections from the main menu for Birds and Animals. I will go in alphabetical order for an easier read. Enjoy and listen, nature is talking to you!
Note that some of the information communicated here comes from a great book Spirits of the Earth, which is posted in the books section of the Resources page.