There are several symbolisms about Foxes that change according to the local culture. Whatever the meaning related to the fox, it will always be represented as an animal that is very Intelligent, cunning and unpredictable.
Among Native Americansthe animal is very connected to fire. There is a legend that the fox was responsible for bringing fire to human beings on earth.
In ShamanismThe fox is a reference to people?feet on the ground? and with a very fast decision making. Guidance on establishing strategies, adaptability and camouflage.
For the Celtic people meant cunning, for they were capable of easily escape from traps and predators because of their cleverness.
In Eastern culturethe animal is associated with the female (by its instinctive nature), fertility e abundance. They are very present in Japanese folklore, called Fox Inari or Kitsune, considered guardians of many shrines. The Kitsune is related to Inari, the Japanese deity of fertility. Legends say that foxes have supernatural powers and are used as an instrument of protection of forests, sanctuaries and villages.
Tattooing can represent human good/evil dualitycompared to this predator with both negative and positive qualities. It is an animal seen with great respect for its intelligence, but in some cultures its most striking characteristic is its ability to deceive.
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