The Cow Animal Totem
The Cow is a sacred and honored animal to many cultures and tribes. Hindus once considered the Cow their most sacred animal in their custody and the killing of them was prohibited by law. The Irish also venerated Cows and they were considered to have large monetary value, therefore, they were guarded and protected accordingly. The ancient Egyptians considered the Cow an honored animal and to them she represented fertility and love. Several legends depict the Cow’s curdled milk as the creator of the planet earth. They are the givers of nutrition. They represent ultimate sacrifice and the female nurturing element. Cows are very intelligent and gentle animals seeing all with their wide watchful eyes. They possess lunar magic and many lunar goddesses wear the horns of the cow upon their heads.
The eyes of the Cow see all, they may seem to be simple and uninterested in their surroundings, however, they are known to be very intelligent animals, and they can sense danger long before most other animals in their area do.
The Cow is a contended and gentle animal. They signify love, family values and lunar magic. They are a spiritual and altruistic Totem providing insight and calm grace and words of truth to those who seek their spirit council.
Cows are said to possess the magic of the moon and many myths and legends depict the Cows special relationship to the moon. They represent the devotion of motherhood, as they provide nutrition to the children and people of the world. Cows themselves are good mothers raising and protecting their young from danger, providing them with proper food intake and minding them when they have strayed too far. It is said that a cow memorizes her calves scent at birth so that she can find her among the others in the group; it is further believed that Cow’s remember the scent of all the calves she has given birth to for the rest of her life.
The Gentle Cow Totem possesses the following virtues:
Contentment, giving nature, provider of nutrition, love, fertility, motherhood, truth, altruism, intelligence, opportunity, nurture, keen observation, lunar magic, purity, simplicity and kindness.
Cow Animal Pearls are said to impart their particular magical virtues to their owner. Cow Pearls are characteristic of its host animal; they possess all the wonderful characteristics that may be seen in the Cow itself; the love and nurturing nature of this animal is contained within the pearl waiting for its proper owner to bestow its inner magic to that unique and fortunate individual.
Cow pearls are highly sought after by any wishing to absorb the Cow’s virtues into their lives and develop stronger mental abilities such as those embodied by the contended Cow. The owner of a Cow pearl will see their lives, spiritual energy and mental clarity imbued with all of the virtues attributed to the giver of nutrition, the Cow. The Cow animal totem is a strong spirit indeed and its magical properties are one of the most important of all animal totems. Strength in giving, keen intelligence, being able to sense opportunity as well as danger, feminine power, altruistic spirit and so much more can be integrated into the character of the possessor of this magical pearl and the Cow totem.
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