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. It is a symbol of eternity, psychic ability, wisdom, enchantment, poison, fear, sexuality, courage, and confidence.
Cobra is a reptile in the family Elapidae. True Cobras are included in the genus Naja. It is a poisonous snake with fangs attached to the upper jaw at the top of its mouth. 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. It is found in Africa and Asia. It has an excellent sense of smell and night vision. Cobras have been worshipped all over the world and are prominently displayed in the literature, art and religions of many cultures. Cleopatra is reputed to have committed suicide using a Cobra as her weapon of death. 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, a five headed Cobra is depicted as a protector of the Buddha. Cobra has been used as a symbol of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Shiva is often displayed with a Cobra hanging from his neck. Vishnu, the Hindu god of creation, is depicted resting on the back of the Cobra Ananta as he dreams the universe into being. Cobra has been 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 and the ability to follow through on goals. There is a high probability that one carrying the Cobra totem will be a mystic.
A Cobra animal spirit may be a messenger of negativity to come. If Cobra comes in a dream, you should be especially careful in all you do. You should delay making deals until you have all of the relevant information. Cobra can also be a sign of fertility.
A Cobra power animal may become your ally to help you make it through a negative time. It may also bring out the ability to charm in your personality which can attract what is necessary to get past your troubles. It can exude sexuality and fertility.