The Courageous Raccoon
Raccoons are extremely courageous and can even be quite ferocious for small animals. Despite the raccoon’s cleverness and emphatic nature, it will fight when it feels threatened. Likewise, it teaches you to be aware of when to let things slide and when you should stand up for yourself.
The Raccoon In Traditional Folklore
Many North American Indian tribes have long-viewed the raccoon as a trickster. The mischievous raccoon is most frequently portrayed light-heartedly as a leading character in children’s tales. The spirit animal is also the inspiration for many Native American dances and is recognized, in part, in rituals and ceremonies.
Known for its stealthy ability to scavenge, the raccoon has the uncanny ability to acquire what it needs, namely food, and escape dangerous situations. Its dexterity, such as the ability to open doors, sets it apart from other spirit animals.
Historically, the raccoon has also been a clan symbol for many tribes, including the Chickasaw and Shawnee of Oklahoma and the Chippewa in Minnesota.
Raccoon Is Your Spirit Animal For Life
Like all totems, the raccoon enters your life to teach you specific lessons. Once the raccoon animal totem becomes your power animal, it is by your side for the rest of your life. Developing and understanding this unique relationship takes time and patience.