Essay About Cat Animal Totem

Let’s remember that the cat as we know it today mostly as a domestic animal was not a common animal for the American Indians. It was introduced by the European settlers and therefore is not part of the original totemic traditions. Nevertheless, cat symbolism has pervaded many ancient and modern cultures around the world. One of the most well-known is the worship of the cat in ancient Egypt. Nowadays, the cat is often part of our ordinary life and an inspiring animal totem for many of us.

“Cats, as you know, are quite impervious to threats.”

~ Connie Willis

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Cats and exploration of the unknown

Cats tend to be active at night and are able to see in the dark thanks to their highly adaptable eyes. Because they can be seen roaming around at night, they are associated in several cultures with the realm of the darkness. By extension, the cat has been considered as a symbol or representative of witchcraft and dark magic arts, especially if its color is black!

Another way to see the meaning of the cat as a spirit animal or totem is to pay attention to its ability to see in the dark and be at ease when most other animals and humans are not. If the cat shows up in your life as a spirit guide or you have this animal as totem, you may be inclined to start exploring areas in your life or aspects or yourself that you do not know well yet.


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Cat totem wisdom: Acting when the time is right

The cat spirit animal is a good helper for those who need to find the courage to tackle lingering problems or concerns. The cat is known for being a great hunter using not just force, but a refined sense of timing in the moment of the attack. It seems to follow its prey and be able to patiently wait and position itself until it catches it.

By affinity with this feline, those who have the cat as a spirit animal may be able to tackle issues with patience, confidence, and a good sense of timing in their actions. The wisdom of the cat totem lies in the ability to remain quiet, observe, and then act when the time is right, so you’re better positioned to reach your goal and preserve your energy even in moments of tension and action.


Ravenari's Animal Energy / Animal Guide Dictionary


Total Number of Animal Energies Represented: 290

Use Ctrl+F (or a similar search function) to search for animals you are looking for. Animals are listed by their name (i.e. Steller's Jay, Blue Jay, Western Scrub Jay), and also consider searching for simplifications like 'cat' or 'eagle.' All artwork shown copyright to Ravenari.

Mammals / Marsupials / Monotremes



Aardwolf
African Elephant
African Painted Dog
All kangaroos and wallabies
American Bison
American Black Bear
American Mink (essay)
American Porcupine
American Shrew Mole
Antechinus (essay)
Arctic Hare
Asiatic Lion
Banded Hare Wallaby
Bandicoot (essay)
Bat (essay)
Beluga
Bilby (essay)
Binturong
Black-Flanked Rock Wallaby
Brumby (essay)
Burrowing Bettong (Boodie)
Bushdog
Camel (Dromedary) (essay)
Cape Hare
Capybara
Cat (Feral Domestic) (essay)
Chinchilla
Chipmunk
Common Brushtail Possum
Cougar
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
Delicate Mouse (essay)
Dhole
Dingo (essay)
Dolphin (essay)
Dugong (essay)
Eastern Bongo
Echidna (essay)
Elephant Seal
European Badger
European Pine Marten
Fennec Fox
Ferret
Fishing Cat
Flying Fox (essay)
Fox (essay)
Gemsbok
Giant Armadillo
Giant Panda
Giraffe
Glider (essay)
Goat (essay)
Grey Kangaroo (essay)
Grizzled Tree Kangaroo (essay)
Guinea Pig
Harbor Seal
Himalayan Brown Bear
Hippopotamus
Huon Tree Kangaroo
Hyrax
Jackal
Jaguar
Kangaroo (essay)
Kangaroo Rat
Kermode Bear
Koala (essay)
Labrador Retriever
Lion
Llama
Lynx (essay)
Maned Wolf
Marbled Polecat
Marmoset
Marsupial Mole (essay)
Meerkat
Mini Lop Rabbit
Muntjac Deer
Narwhal
North American River Otter
Numbat (essay)
Ocelot
Okapi
Orca (Killer Whale)
Oriental Small-Clawed Otter
Pallas's Cat
Patagonian Mara
Pipistrelle
Platypus (essay)
Polar Bear
Pronghorn
Pygmy Possum
Quokka
Quoll (essay)
Rabbit (essay)
Raccoon
Raccoon Dog (Tanuki)
Rat (essay)
Red Kangaroo (essay)
Red Panda (essay)
River Dolphin
Rufous Hare Wallaby (Mala)
Seal (essay)
Sea Otter
Siberian Weasel
Sifaka
Slow Loris
Snow Leopard
Southern Bobuck
Spotted Hyena
Stoat
Sugar Glider
Sumatran Striped Rabbit
Sunda Flying Lemur (Colugo)
Swamp Buffalo (essay)
Tapir (essay)
Tasmanian Devil (essay)
Three Toed Sloth
Tree Kangaroo
Tufted Deer
Wallaby (essay)
Walrus
Whale (essay)
White Nosed Coati (Pizote)
White Stag
Whitetail Deer
Wild Horse (essay)
Wolf (essay)
Wolverine
Wombat (essay)
Zebra Duiker

Birds



Albatross (essay)
All Eagles
American Robin
Asian Dowitcher
Australian Magpie (essay)
Australian Raven (essay)
Barn Owl
Bateleur Eagle
Blackcap
Black Cockatoo (essay)
Black Swan (essay)
Black Winged Lory
Blue Bird of Paradise
Blue Eared Pheasant
Blue Jay
Blue Mockingbird
Bowerbird (essay)
Brolga (essay)
Brown Honeyeater
Budgerigar (Budgie)
Cassowary (essay)
Cinnamon Sparrow
Common Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon
Crow
Eagle Owl
Emu (essay)
European Penduline Tit
Fairywren (essay)
Golden Eagle
Golden Pheasant
Gouldian Finch
Grackle
Greater Bird of Paradise
Green Peafowl (Peacock)
Ground Parrot
Harpy Eagle
Heron (essay)
Himalayan Monal
Horned Lark (Shore Lark)
Horned Parakeet
Hummingbird
Indian Peafowl (Peacock)
Kea
Kiwi
Kookaburra (essay)
Lesser Flamingo
Lilac Breasted Roller (essay)
Little Falcon
Little (Fairy) Penguin
Lyrebird (essay)
Magpie (essay)
Magpielark
Mallee Fowl (essay)
Masked Lapwing
Mikado Pheasant
Mississippi Kite
Northern Cardinal
Northern Harrier
Olive-Headed Parakeet
Osprey (essay)
Parrot (essay)
Peacock Pheasant
Penguin (essay)
Peregrine Falcon
Pied Currawong
Plum-Headed Parakeet
Princess Parrot
Red-Capped Robin
Red Crested Pochard
Red Tailed Hawk
Red Winged Blackbird
Reeve's Pheasant
Rook
Russet Sparrow
Shoebill Stork
Silver Gull (essay)
Snowy Owl
Sooty Albatross
Steller's Jay
Stephanie's Astrapia
Sussex Hen
Takahe
Tawny Frogmouth (essay)
Topknot Pigeon
Vulture (essay)
Wallace's Standardwing
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Western Scrub Jay (essay)
Wild Turkey (essay)
Willie Wagtail (essay)
Winter Wren

Amphibians



Amazon Milk Frog
Axolotl (essay)
Cane Toad (essay)
Frog (essay)
Hellbender Salamander
Olm
Salamander (essay)

Reptiles



Black Mamba
Common Shingleback (Bobtail)
Crocodile (essay)
Frilled-Neck Lizard (essay)
Goanna (essay)
Green Emerald Boa
Green Sea Turtle (essay)
King Cobra
Komodo Dragon
Leopard Gecko
Parson's Chameleon
Ringneck Snake
Saltwater Crocodile
Savannah Monitor
Snake (essay)
Taipan (essay)

Insects



Ant (essay)
Blue Mountain Swallowtail (butterfly)
Bogong Moth (essay)
Christmas Beetle
Dragonfly
Emerald Moth
European Wasp (essay)
Flea (essay)
Fly (essay)
Ladybug
Monarch Butterfly (essay)
Orchid Mantis

Other (Arachnids / Fish / Crustaceans and so on)



Black Widow Spider
Blue Marron
Blue Ringed Octopus (essay)
Box Jellyfish (essay)
Coelacanth
Cone Shell (essay)
Coral (essay)
Crayfish
Crown of Thorns Seastar (essay)
Earthworm (essay)
Funnelweb Spider (essay)
Giant Squid
Golden Orb-Weaving Spider
Koi
Leech
Leopard Shark
Lightfoot Crab
Nautilus
Northern Pike
Redback Spider (essay)
Scorpionfish (essay)
Seadragon (essay)
Seahorse
Sea Urchin
Shark (essay)
Snail (essay)
Starfish
Stomatopod (Mantis-Shrimp) (essay)
Trapdoor Spider (essay)
Velvet Worm

Mythological or Extinct



Rainbow Serpent
Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) (essay)
Thylacoleo (Marsupial Lion)
Unicorn


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no abbreviations = keywords, or short description only
(essay) = full essay, several pages long, covering keywords, description, animal guide qualities, shadow totem qualities, how to contact or reach the totem, and an expanded view of the keywords.

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