In ancient times, animals and plants were all associated with gods and goddesses. Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, had the owl as her sacred animal, while Poseidon, God of the Seas and Rivers, protected the horses and Artemis (Diana), Goddess of the Moon, the deer. Everyone had a great admiration for animals – so meeting them could mean divine interventions. We have selected the animals that are considered the powerful omens. Check it out!
5 animals that indicate powerful omens and their meanings
Owls are believed to be harbingers of doom and bringers of unimaginable wisdom at the same time. Perhaps owls know things and will show up to warn us about what’s to come – usually something important – whether for better or for worse. They are associated with many Gods and Goddesses, but one of the most powerful associations is with Athena. When an owl appears, it means you have to choose your next paths wisely!
These animals are not usually omens of bad luck, but they can be if we see two of them fighting. They are messengers of news. Seeing them can be considered an omen of success.
Spiders are also associated with the Goddess Athena. They are considered sacred animals, as their web symbolizes that we are all connected with each other and with all of nature. However, the appearance of a spider is not like that of owls – they try to “protect” us or remind us of someone dear. In ancient times, spiders symbolized a friend (past or current) – that is, if a spider appears to you, this can be an omen that soon you will meet some friend who will have new information to give you. In general, they are bringers of good luck and bring powerful omens.
The cat is the embodiment of intuition. When this animal appears out of nowhere and for no reason – and you can’t help but notice its presence – it could be an omen that you need to listen to your heart. Cats are associated with powerful and wise Goddesses: Bastet (goddess of fertility), Freya (goddess of love) and Brigid (protective goddess of poets). The cat symbolizes your hidden magical and spiritual powers that you now need to hear. Cat colors have different meanings:
- White cats: symbolize fertility and change in the affective area.
- Orange cats: symbolize spiritual journeys.
- Black cats: symbolize change of luck (for better or worse) and wisdom.
These creatures are known to be harbingers of death and dark magic. However, while they can sometimes bring bad news, they are, in reality, the embodiment of truth. Furthermore, the raven is a sacred animal to Apollo (God of the Sun), Hera (Queen of the Gods) and Aesculapius (God of Medicine). Seeing a crow means that the truth will be exposed to you soon. The ancients believe that wisdom cannot be attained if you are not ready to receive the information. When a crow crosses your path, it can be divine confirmation that you are now ready and that you will soon learn something very important – yet another animal that indicates powerful omens.
These animals, which have wonderfully charming horns, are sacred to the Moon Goddess, Artemis. She loved being alone in the forest with the animals and the trees. Seeing a Deer is symbolic that the divine knows what you are going through and that you must continue to face problems with grace, purity and dignity. They keep their heads up even when they are being hunted. Be like them, get up and face problems without losing your inner beauty.