What's your totemic animal?

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What's your totemic animal?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), January 05, 2001


Porcupine. I'm a peaceful creature who always prefer defense over attack. I'm hard to get really close to. And I am the only known male who is deeply sceptical to cars... (I even had a dream last summer where I transformed into a were-porupine. So this one is pretty obvious.)

-- Magnus Itland (itlandm@netcom.no), January 06, 2001.

I was born in the year of the dog (1958), and a dog might serve well for my purposes, were it a warm, well fed, pampered dog who got to lounge around a lot. I like my creature comforts quite a bit. If I am being 'romantic', I might think a wilder form of the dog, the WOLF, but they are out in the unprotected cold wild. No, I am really more of a poodle. Intelligent, loving, loyal, yes, but, oh so appreciative of those creature comforts.

-- Joan Lansberry (joanlansberry@hotmail.com), January 06, 2001.

A dragon. Not the selfish dragons of King Aurther's time who are greedy about treasure and women, but the Anne McCaffrey style dragon that bonds completey with his/her rider and becomes physcically linked with him/her. I tend to have a few intense relationships rather than a bunch of casual ones. Her dragons are comfortable in the wild outdoors but also enjoy the finer things in life: food, baths, and mating :)

-- AJ (joijoijoi@hotmail.com), January 06, 2001.

I don't really know, but a lion cub comes to mind :) I'm like a puppy when in love, cuddling up, seeking attention, squeaking. Otherwise I'm very independent, kinda like a cat. So a lion cub sums those two things up :) Or maybe a bird of prey, for my eye for detail. This isn't a question where I can just sum up the answer :)

-- Ana Susanj (ana@myrrh.net), January 08, 2001.

I have never thought much about that subject and am not a naturalist. I guess all I can go with is the animal I have come to admire, from the little reading I have done and observing them in the Denver Zoo. Their biggest display area is glass sided and much time can be spent in front of that view in their water home watching the otters at play. Play they do, I guess maybe they sleep night but it appears that they spend their free time at continuous play. I suppose in their wild habitat they have to seek food part of the time, but in the zoo they are fed and are the animal I admire and choose for my totem, a wet, slick, laughing play mate. What better life could I emulate ?

-- Denver doug (ionoi@webtv.net), January 08, 2001.

I have to say that i most take after a badger. A small animal which usualy just minds its own business, but are ferociuos when threatened or provoked. Defensive and cunning fighters, they are among the most respected of all animals.

-- bigmo (bigmo_12@yahoo.com), May 12, 2002.

I would have to fay a wolf because I'm connected with its inner beauty. This animal has come to me many times in my dreams. Im in a cult in school for all of the people who has a wolf. They call me Iserith. I have keen senses and maybe even a six sense but yeah w/e. Or it could be an eagle I have a sharp eye and i enjoy the heights.

-- Iserith Lightfellow (aishaclanclan99@yahoo.com), January 23, 2003.

I have a Dragon obsession. I don't know why. It's like Humans just arnt good enough, Dragons are just.. cooler. I can't put it into any better words. It's a mentality.

-- Dr. Agon (sf_prisim@yahoo.com), February 10, 2003.

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