Wolf is a creature with sharp intelligence. It has a deep connection to instinct and intuition. It is freedom loving but has strong connections to family.
Wolf is a carnivorous mammalian predator that lives in many parts of the world. It lives in packs made up of an alpha male, several females, and offspring. It is a highly social animal. Wolf has always been deeply connected to human cultures. It first appears in the Babylonian tale of Gilgamesh. In most of the legends and myths that describe its interaction with humans, Wolf is depicted as a predator associated with danger and destruction. It is either a symbol of a warrior or a devil. It is seen frequently in the legends of nomadic people. It is often seen as the mount of dangerous figures. In Norse mythology, it is the mount of the Volva which were considered witches. It is highly important in Roman mythology. It was sacred to Mars, the god of war and agriculture. Romulus and Remus, the sons of Mars and founders of the city Rome, were adopted and raised by a she-Wolf. The Wolf is the national animal of Italy. In the Slavic culture, Wolf morphed into a mythological creature known as a werewolf. It represents fearlessness in that culture. In most Native American tribes, Wolf represents the cardinal direction West. In Pawnee tradition, it was the first creature to experience death. Many tribes consider Wolf to be closely associated with human beings. It is considered a symbol of courage, strength, loyalty, and hunting success. Wolf appears in the Bible usually as a metaphor for greed and destruction. St. Francis writes of befriending the Wolf. The Wolf appears frequently in western literature. It appears in Dante’s Inferno. It is prominent in Aesop’s fables and Grimm’s fairy tales. These were the origins of the modern depiction of the Big Bad Wolf.
A Wolf totem brings great power. It is guided by intuition and instinct. It is passionate about life. It is highly intelligent. One with a Wolf totem generally has a friendly attitude and prefers diplomacy to fights. Wolf will retreat from hostility, not from cowardice but from innate wisdom. Wolf is a strong competitor. It has deep connections with family and friends and will do what’s necessary to protect its pack.
A Wolf dream or vision may indicate a perceived threat or lack of trust about someone in your circle. It may be a warning that someone you know is a Wolf in sheep’s clothing. A dream of a white Wolf is an omen of courage and victory. A dream of a howling Wolf is a cry for help.