Eagle: Totem, Emblem, & Facts


Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society

bald-eagle-1259676_1280Eagle as a Totem Animal

Of all the winged animals, Eagle flies the highest and sees the farthest.  As a totem animal, Eagle is a messenger between humans and Great Spirit, and can be considered the equivalent of the Holy Ghost in Christianity.  Eagle brings Great Spirit into substance and is the carrier of enlightenment, motivation, and illumination.  Eagle is also the teacher of Individual Autonomy, Free Will, and Freedom.

Emblem of the United States

The Bald Eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength, and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.

Bald Eagle Facts

In the wild, a bald eagle will live 30-35 years (up to 50 years in captivity). A full-grown bald eagle has a wingspan up to 7 feet. They can fly up…

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