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Deer

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  • Gentleness in word, thought and touch
  • Ability to listen
  • Grace and appreciation for the beauty of balance
  • Understanding of what’s necessary for survival
  • Power of gratitude and giving
  • Ability to sacrifice for the higher good
  • Connection to the woodland goddess
  • Alternative paths to a goal

Dingo, Dog

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  • Reborn Human Soul
  • Assistance in hunting
  • Finding warmth in cold situations
  • Companionship
  • Tracking skills
  • Loyalty
  • Understanding silence
  • Finding the truth
  • Protection
  • Willingness to follow through
  • Correct use of intuition

In the Bible Animals: Project Gutenberg by J. G. Wood, dogs were not highly revered when mentioned in biblical text. For instance, “there are several references to the Dog in the books of Samuel, in all of which the name of the animal is mentioned contemptuously. For example, when David accepted the challenge of Goliath, and went to meet his gigantic enemy without the ordinary protection of mail, and armed only with a sling and his shepherd’s staff, Goliath said to him, “Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves?” (1 Sam. xvii. 43.) And in the same book, chapter xxiv. 14, David remonstrates with Saul for pursuing so insignificant a person as himself, and said, “After whom is the King of Israel come out? after a dead dog, after a flea.” (page 42).

He adds further, rather contemptuously, “the dogs of Palestine are, indeed, much like hyænas of certain African towns, and act as scavengers, devouring any animal substance that may fall in their way. If the body of any animal, not excluding their own kind, be found lying in the streets, the dogs will assemble round it, and tear it to pieces, and they have no scruples even in devouring a human body.” (page 59).

Even so, the author finds these two enduring qualities of the dog, “the first is the manner in which the Dog, in spite of all the social disadvantages under which it labours, displays one of the chief characteristics of canine nature, namely, the yearning after human society. And second, a og must have a master, or at all events a mistress, and just in proportion as he is free from human control, does he become less dog-like and more wolf-like.” (page 46).

Dolphin, Porpoise

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  • Knowledge of the sea
  • Patron of sailors
  • Change
  • Wisdom
  • Balance
  • Harmony
  • Communication skills
  • Freedom
  • Trust
  • Understanding the power of rhythm in your life
  • Use of breath to release intense emotions
  • Water element magick

Dove, Pigeon

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  • Brings peace and love
  • Understanding of gentleness
  • Spirit messenger
  • Communicates between the two worlds

Dragonfly, Damselfly

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  • Mastery of life on the wing
  • Power of flight
  • Power to escape a blow
  • Understanding dreams
  • Power of light
  • Breaking down illusions
  • Seeing the truth in situations
  • Swiftness
  • Change
  • Connection to Dragon

Duck

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  • Grace on water
  • Water energy
  • Seeing clearly through emotions
  • Spirit helper of mystics and seers

Eagle, Bald Eagle

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  • Swiftness
  • Strength
  • Courage
  • Wisdom
  • Keen sight
  • Illumination of Spirit
  • Healing
  • Creation
  • Knowledge of magick
  • Ability to see hidden spiritual truths
  • Rising above the material to see the spiritual
  • Ability to see the overall pattern
  • Connection to spirit guides and teachers
  • Great power and balance
  • Dignity with grace
  • Ability to see the “big picture”
  • Connection with higher truths
  • Intuitive and creative spirit
  • Respect for the boundaries of the regions
  • Grace achieved through knowledge and hard work

Elephant

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  • Strength
  • Royalty
  • Connection to ancient wisdom
  • Removal of obstacles and barriers
  • Confidence
  • Patience
  • Using education opportunities

According to the Correspondence: Animals of the Bible by John Worcester, “elephants are sometimes employed to carry burdens, not for great distances, but when great force is required, or great sagacity under trying
circumstances.  Perhaps  no  other  animal,  not even a dog, is so quick in comprehending a difficult situation, and so ready in removing the difficulties.” (page 55).

“This quickness of perception seems to arise from an underlying love and sense of justice, which is sensitive to injustice and false pretenses, and therefore quick to perceive the real state of a case.” (page 55).

Falcon, Krestal, Merlin

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  • Assisting in soul healing
  • Accompanying the soul back to the soul world
  • Teaching swiftness
  • Learning the aerobatics of life
  • Controlling speed and movement
  • Understanding magick

Flamingo

  • Ability to filter soul lessons from emotional waters
  • Understanding the language of color
  • Ability to maintain soul purpose in group living
  • Understanding how to maintain balance

Fox

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  • Shapeshifting
  • Cleverness
  • Observational skills
  • Cunning
  • Stealth
  • Camouflage
  • Feminine courage
  • Invisibility
  • Ability to observe unseen
  • Persistence
  • Gentleness
  • Swiftness

In the tomb, Correspondence: Animals of the Bible by John Worcester, one finds that the “crafty, pilfering, cruel nature of the fox is made familiar by a thousand anecdotes to be found in every library.” (page 130).

The Bible Animals: Project Gutenberg by J. G. Wood, cataloged “two instances in the New Testament where the Fox is mentioned, and in both cases the allusion is made by the Lord himself. The first of these passages is the touching and well-known reproach, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man hath not where to lay his head” (Matt. viii. 20). The second passage is that in which He speaks of Herod as “that fox,” selecting a term which well expressed the character of the cruel and cunning ruler to whom it was applied.” (page 73) .

Frog, Bullfrog, Toad

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  • Reminder of common bonds with all life
  • Singer of songs that celebrate the most ancient watery beginnings
  • Transformation
  • Cleansing
  • Understanding emotions
  • Rebirth

Giraffe

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  • Sees far into the future
  • Ability to reach things that are unreachable to others
  • Communication
  • Intuition
  • Ability to remain above the fray

Goat

  • Abundance
  • Independence
  • Surefootedness
  • Removing guilty feelings
  • Understanding nature energies and beings
  • Seeking new heights
  • Agility

According to the Correspondence: Animals of the Bible by John Worcester, “goats are in many respects similar to sheep. They are of about the same size, perhaps a little larger; and, like sheep, they have horns and divided hoofs; they ruminate, they are generally inoffensive and playful; and they give milk, wool, and their flesh and their skins to the uses of man.” (page 18).

They differ from sheep in being capricious, often mischievous, curious, and meddlesome; they are loud and peremptory in their cries; their wool is short, and concealed by long hairs; they love   more rocky  and  precipitous   feeding grounds, and browse freely upon the bark and twigs of trees.” (page 18).

Goldfinch

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  • Understanding the value of change
  • Ability to resolve family conflicts in a healthy manner
  • Creating balance in dealing with different peoples
  • Understanding the power of voice

Goose, Geese

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  • Movement along ones soul path
  • Understanding the power of community
  • Assisting others through illness
  • Happiness

Gorilla

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  • Intelligence
  • Gentleness
  • Maternal instinct
  • Use of speech
  • Benevolence

Grouse

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  • Standing at the door of the Great Spiral
  • Understanding the circular nature of time
  • Dancing the sacred dance of life
  • How to travel through the Great Spiral
  • Understanding and working with cycles

Hawk

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  • Clear-sightedness
  • Being observant
  • Far-memory
  • Messages from spirit
  • Guardianship
  • Recalling past lives
  • Courage
  • Wisdom
  • Illumination
  • Seeing the larger picture
  • Creativity
  • Truth
  • Experience
  • Wise use of opportunities
  • Overcoming problems

Bible Animals: Project Gutenberg by J. G. Wood, references the biblical text of Job. Stating, “In Job xxxix. 26, we have the words, “Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and turn [or stretch] her wings toward the south?” The precise signification of this passage is rather doubtful, but it is generally considered to refer to the migration of several of the Hawk tribe. That the bird in question was distinguished for its power of flight is evident from the fact that the sacred poet has selected that one attribute as the most characteristic of the Hawk.” (page 364).

Hedgehog

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  • Wisdom of the female elders
  • Fertility
  • Defense against negativity
  • Enjoyment of life
  • Understanding weather patterns

Heron

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  • All aspects of diversity
  • Self-reliance
  • Boundaries
  • Exploration
  • Self-esteem
  • Balancing multiple tasks
  • Dignity

Hippopotamus

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  • Proper use of aggression
  • Ability to move gracefully through emotions
  • Mother-fury when necessary
  • Birth of new ideas
  • Protection of family

Horse, Pony, Mustang

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  • Power
  • Stamina
  • Endurance
  • Faithfulness
  • Freedom to run free
  • Control of the environment
  • Awareness of power achieved with true cooperation
  • Interspecies communication
  • Expanding one’s own potential abilities
  • Friendship and Cooperation
  • Travel
  • Astral travel
  • Guardian of travelers
  • Warns of possible danger
  • Guide to overcoming obstacles

According to the Correspondence: Animals of the Bible by John Worcester, “the horses of the Arabs, which are probably as far superior to ours for riding purposes as are the asses, seem to be almost perfect embodiments of
their masters’ love of going. A well-bred Arab mare is off like the wind, as the tension of her master’s body and the tightening grasp of the knees betoken his desire, her delicate ears straining to catch every sound, and her sensitive skin every lightest touch, of command. A touch upon the neck guides her, the relaxation of her rider’s body slackens her speed almost as if she were his own organs of locomotion. And the same responsiveness to the human will is in a great degree characteristic of all good horses.” (page 39).

“Man, as a rider, represents the human will with its power to choose good or evil, and to compel the reasoning, thinking mind to support it in the ways of its choice.” (page 39).

Hummingbird

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  • Ability to heal by using light as a laser from mouth
  • Endurance over long journeys
  • Ability to fly into small places to heal
  • Joy
  • Happiness
  • Love

Hyena

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  • Knows the secrets of the wild
  • Understands how to control epidemics
  • Adaptability
  • Patience
  • Perseverance in hunting
  • Strength
  • Understanding the value of cooperation
  • Connection to the Vulture
  • Defense of boundaries
  • Communication in dark spaces
  • Singing ones soul song
  • Understanding the value of community

According to The Bible Animals: Project Gutenberg by J. G. Wood, that “in the wild, or even a partially-inhabited country, the hyena or hyaena is a most useful animal. The hyena or hyaena is a more accomplished scavenger than lion, wolf, jackal, or vulture; for it will eat the very bones themselves, its tremendously-powerful jaws and firmly-set teeth enabling it to crush even the leg-bone of an ox, and its unparalleled digestive powers enabling it to assimilate the sharp and hard fragments which would kill any creature not constituted like itself.” (page 34).

“Superstitions seem to be singularly prevalent concerning the Hyæna. In Palestine, there is a prevalent idea that if a hyena meets a solitary man at night, it can enchant him in such a manner as to make him follow it through thickets and over rocks, until he is quite exhausted, and falls an unresisting prey; but that over two persons he has no such influence, and therefore a solitary traveler is gravely advised to call for help as soon as he sees a hyena, because the fascination of the beast would be neutralized by the presence of a second person. So firmly is this idea rooted in the minds of the inhabitants, that they will never travel by night, unless they can find at least one companion in their journey. In Northern Africa there are many strange superstitions connected with this animal, one of the most curious of which is founded on its well-known cowardice. The Arabs fancy that any weapon which has killed a hyena, whether it be gun, sword, spear, or dagger, is thenceforth unfit to be used in warfare. “Throw away that sword,” said an Arab to a French officer, who had killed a hyena, “it has slain the hyena, and it will be treacherous to you.” (page 34).