Cobra is a spirit that evokes danger, venom, death, and malice. It also brings to mind beauty, gracefulness, elegance, speed, and fascination. It is a purveyor of magic and power. It is considered the deadliest and most powerful of all snakes. It is also considered the most magical.
The Cobra in nature is a reptile. It has the ability to rear up and form a hood about its head. Its fangs may inject one of the most deadly venoms in the world. Cobras have been worshipped in many cultures. In ancient Egypt, the Cobra was worshipped as a representative of the sun god Ra. It was believed that Cobra was sent to protect the pharaoh. Artistic renditions of the Cobra on the crown of the pharaoh have been discovered in the tombs of the great and powerful. In India, the Cobra was depicted a protector of the Buddha. It was also seen as the embodiment of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. It was considered an immortal spirit that symbolized death and rebirth, reincarnation.
The Cobra totem is a powerful and great protector. It promises longevity, fortune, and mystical knowledge. One who carries the totem may be proud and self-reliant. Cobra brings persistence that will continue to try when all others have given up. It enhances determination, intelligence, and mysticism. One with the Cobra as a totem may be unique and mysterious, but may also be difficult to deal with. The Cobra brings courage the ability to follow through on goals.
A Cobra vision or dream may be a warning of negativity to come. If Cobra comes in a dream, you should be especially careful in all you do.