Totem animals tying to our human spirit is a worldwide shamanic concept. The symbolism might be powerful, but what comes to mind are comedic pop culture references such as in the movie “Fight Club” and an episode of the absurdly fun cartoon show “Metalocalypse”.
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I found a quiz online, too. It takes a few minutes. My animal is supposedly the butterfly, which I find amusing after Saturday night’s bedtime revelation.
It began like any other night. I pulled aside the covers preparing to lie down. But this time I found a centipede racing toward me. I yelped, leapt backward into the bathroom, and flipped the light switch.
The thing veered away, down, and under the bed. Exhausted, I shrugged and lay down. Sleep followed soon after, but not before I realized a need to rethink my relationship with these creepy crawlies. After all, they hunt and kill harmful insects that could otherwise invade my home bringing disease.
In addition, all the floods inflicted upon our home have all but convinced me the place is infested by a water sprite. What loves water? Centipedes.
I don’t think my totem creature is the butterfly. Mine has no wings but a fierce predatory spirit and plenty of venom. I can live with that.
What about you? Would (or did) you take the quiz?