Many Native American cultures have a strong belief in the power of nature. Some believe that everyone has an animal spirit or totem. This totem teaches them, guides them, and protects them through life.
Native American animal totems can be the symbol of a tribe, a clan, a family, or a person.
At ceremonies people would often wear the skins or masks of different animals to feel that animal's powers.
Some people believe that you can have many animal totems that come and go during your life. Others think that a person has only one totem - a "zodiac animal" based on their birthdate.
These are the 12 Zodiac Animal Totems. Which one are you?
Dec 22 - Jan 19: Goose - You like to compete and win.
Jan 20 - Feb 18: Otter - You are playful and friendly.
Feb 19 - Mar 20: Wolf - You are loyal and giving.
Mar 21 - Apr 19: Falcon - You like adventure and are a leader.
Apr 20 - May 20: Beaver - You get things done and are loyal.
May 21 - Jun 20: Deer - You are smart and a good communicator.
Jun 21 - Jul 21: Woodpecker - You are caring and protect others.
Jul 22 - Aug 21: Salmon - You are confident and full of energy.
Aug 22 - Sep 21: Bear - You are strong and work hard.
Sep 22 - Oct 22: Raven - You are brave and full of energy.
Oct 23 - Nov 22: Snake - You are helpful and spiritual.
Nov 23 - Dec 21: Owl - You are smart and a good friend.