The Eagle Totem is present in almost all cultures of the world, which makes them one of the most transcendent power animals. It is worth noting that in all these cultures the eagle enjoys a noble and relevant meaning. Thus, it is not unusual for the eagle to appear in the heraldry of many armies, noble houses or the royalty itself (see “The eagle in heraldry”).
The spiritual symbolism of the eagle represents the spirit of the Sun and the heights. He teaches us to see all problems from higher positions, without letting ourselves be carried away, and his great vision to see gives us energy to see things from other perspectives. The importance and depth of the eagle totem’s powers have made them the protagonists of many rituals. This is a really useful totem amulet to take distance and make important decisions.
In short, if an eagle is your power animal, you should seek a balance between body and mind and aspire to the highest knowledge and see beyond the appearance of things and people. The eagle totem, as a symbol of nobility, invites us to connect with our dignity and our pride, to be strong and ambitious in any situation.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EAGLE TOTEM
Quauhtli (eagle) is the name of the fifteenth of the twenty signs of the Aztec calendar and whoever is born under its influence promises future warrior qualities. It is also the power animal of the Aztecs, normally associated with the Order of Eagles and the jaguars, which made up their warrior aristocracy.
THE EAGLE AS AN ANIMAL
THE RUSSIAN ORIGIN OF THE DOUBLE-HEADED EAGLE
The coat of arms of the tsars underwent several transformations and additions until in 1917, the revolution replaced the imperial coat of arms with the communist hammer and sickle and that persisted until 1992. That year, the double-headed eagle was reborn to be the coat of arms of the Russian Federation, along with the white, red and blue flag, also of tsarist origin.
THE RENEWAL OF THE EAGLE
The eagles fly to the top of a mountain and take shelter to start hitting the rock with their beak until it falls. Then they just have to wait for a new one to grow. After all those long and painful months, the eagles can live another thirty years.
Eagle Tótem in heraldry
As a heraldic figure, eagles have their origin in the Crusades. The eagle of Saint John the Evangelist becomes heraldry in an important part of the coats of arms, among which the one that Isabella the Catholic incorporated into the coat of arms of the Catholic Monarchs stands out.
It was also listed as a national symbol of the Roman legions. It was made of silver or bronze, with outstretched wings, and small in size.