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    Default Do you have a spirit animal/totem?

    I am not talking about any religion or philosophy per say, just something that many people pick up naturally as they go through life. We sometimes find an animal that we resonate with, and admire character traits associated with it that we wish we had in ourselves...or already do.

    For example, the wolf is an extremely popular totem people relate to. When I was observing the Therianthropy community many years back. The wolf dominated the the community as the animal most people saw themselves as. Followed by the Fox, Tiger, and Birds of prey.

    I've often wondered why people do this peculiar thing. I think humans seek to reattach to nature as we are often trapped in our artificial surroundings, out of touch with our natural selves, and in unhealthy environments. A desire to return to simplicity and escape our overthinking and overcomplicating humanity. Or perhaps its just cool, like astrology.

    So if you have any creature you relate to, please share what it is and why you relate to it.


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    When I was a kid, eagle, because it seemed strong and free, and flies alone. When it caws, you can hear it through the sky.
    And then albatross, because it was big and strong (again), and great in the air but terrible on land, and are very elegant.

    Appearance wise, if I had to be a land animal, it'd be the wolf, because it seems like a pretty neutral animal.
    Personality-wise, the Japanese fox, because it watches humans while being removed from them, and are unpredictable. Like the Japanese version of faeries.
    Non mi snudare senza ragione.
    Non mi impugnare senza valore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixaerus View Post
    When I was a kid, eagle, because it seemed strong and free, and flies alone. When it caws, you can hear it through the sky.
    And then albatross, because it was big and strong (again), and great in the air but terrible on land, and are very elegant.

    Appearance wise, if I had to be a land animal, it'd be the wolf, because it seems like a pretty neutral animal.
    Personality-wise, the Japanese fox, because it watches humans while being removed from them, and are unpredictable. Like the Japanese version of faeries.
    If I had to choose other animals, I really like the red tailed hawk. Mostly for the associations I have with them, like isolation and loneliness, but also free. (I literally just saw one before replying to this thread too) I think I like it because when I was young I loved animorphs and the character I related to most was Tobias, and he was permanently transformed into a Red tailed hawk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exolvuntur View Post
    If I had to choose other animals, I really like the red tailed hawk. Mostly for the associations I have with them, like isolation and loneliness, but also free. (I literally just saw one before replying to this thread too) I think I like it because when I was young I loved animorphs and the character I related to most was Tobias, and he was permanently transformed into a Red tailed hawk.
    Do you google the meanings of the animals? I don't. I just knew that albatrosses can apparently mean misfortune.
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    Does it have to be an animal? I mean, plants are alive, and if you believe in Shinto ( the origional furries) they all have personality.
    “ they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time”

    "These voices scream at me "Let it go!"
    (never let go)
    This time I'm screaming back "No! No! No!"
    (Go on say no)
    My mind's made up, yeah my fear is gone
    Open my eyes now here I come: Oblivion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixaerus View Post
    Do you google the meanings of the animals? I don't. I just knew that albatrosses can apparently mean misfortune.
    No, I go based on my own symbolism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuu View Post
    Does it have to be an animal? I mean, plants are alive, and if you believe in Shinto ( the origional furries) they all have personality.
    Plants and other things are fine

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    Raccoon. One nearly killed me five year ago. Guessing it stopped right before it tore me open and hissed like a snake to tell me something. And I'm guessing what he was saying was, "ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss-I'm your spirit animal bro-sssssssssssssssssssssss."
    "I dream in stereo, the stereo sounds strange, I know that if you hide, it doesn't go away, if you get out of bed.....my little dark age."
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    Goldfinch.
    A path is made by walking on it.

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    i like foxes. one winter we were driving through the mountains and there had been a huge blizzard the day before. everywhere was fresh white. we went through a small valley and up the other side and there like a drop of blood was a fox... bounding through the meadow. so beautiful. i always think that when i die i would like to come back as a fox. all bounce and floof tail perfect as a body scarf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exolvuntur View Post
    No, I go based on my own symbolism.

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    Plants and other things are fine
    Okay then, a lotus flower.

    Although, I’ve had to time to think about it and if i had to pick an animal; honey badger.

    I’m small and not very strong but I am fearless and very tenacious. Do not try and keep me away from place I want to. be, I WILL find a way in...and I’ll take an entire swarm of bees to the face. I don’t give a fuck.
    “ they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time”

    "These voices scream at me "Let it go!"
    (never let go)
    This time I'm screaming back "No! No! No!"
    (Go on say no)
    My mind's made up, yeah my fear is gone
    Open my eyes now here I come: Oblivion."

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