Frigate Bird Animal Totem

Frigate Bird Animal Totem

The Frigate Bird symbolizes different aspects of life. While some may see it as opportunistic, it is also a very quick and able animal symbol.

It has a commanding presence and is not afraid to act. The symbolism of the frigate bird is often associated with its thieving behavior. Looking closely at the frigate bird however, one can see that it symbolizes much more.

Its inability to swim is negated by its large wingspan and maneuverability, allowing it to stay in the air for several days and fly and turn quickly to snatch prey out of the water. It reflects one which is aware of its shortcomings but uses its potential to negate these flaws.

The following are traits most associated with the frigate bird:

  • Adaptability.
  • Navigation.
  • Protectiveness.
  • Maneuverability.
  • Cunning.
  • Fertility.
  • Strength.
  • Commanding presence.
  • Ability to Communicate.

It is commanding and attractive. As a large and brightly colored animal, it naturally commands attention. Its presence makes itself well known to all those who view it. This makes the frigate bird a natural symbol for confidence coupled with ample capacity.

Frigate bird as a Totem animal

Frigate birds may be seen as an opportunistic totem symbol. Their behavior reflects one which minimizes imperfections by making good use of their great skills and intellectual capacities. The spirit of the frigate bird gives many symbols and meanings. The meanings of these symbolism's are shown below.

Strength and Lasting Performance

The frigate bird represents strength and ability to last long when in flight. As a totem animal, the frigate bird assures one of an ability to persevere and outlast any other person in their endeavors. It allows one to keep on going with little rest or worry.

Cunning and Maneuverability

The frigate bird also reflects a cunning guile along with the reflexes to carry out its task. It shows that a person can be quick to take action and reap the benefits as well. They show that while people have weaknesses, it is always better to maximize their strengths.

Commanding Presence

Frigate birds also allow access to great confidence and charisma. The frigate bird’s natural striking colors and peculiar mating habits reflect its ability to be noticed. It is a naturally attractive symbol which draws many admirers.

Frigate bird in different cultures

In Easter Island, a cult devoted to the worship of a half-man/half-frigate bird once existed. They believed this bird man to be a representation of the creator of man, as well as the god of fertility.

To the ancient Hawaiians, the frigate bird’s opportunistic nature gave rise to it being called a thief. However, the same name was used for people who were handsome in nature, and able to captivate and hold sway to audiences.

It has also been called a pirate and a thief due to its nature. It has been recognized for its ability to fly and take from the sea, even though it cannot swim. When you see a frigate bird in a dream, especially if they are stealing something from you it is said that this is a prophetic dream and you will lose that object from your life if you do not intercede.

Association with celestial forces

Birds have been seen as heralds of heavenly forces. In particular, the seafaring and communicative nature of Frigate birds gives access to its symbol as a messenger of celestial beings.

Frigate bird in Alchemy

The ability of birds to communicate and their language has long held sway in alchemy. In particular, it is considered to a perfect language and a key to perfect knowledge. The symbol of the frigate bird as a communicator gives much power to practitioners of alchemy and different magical or esoteric arts.

Frigate bird shows up as a spirit guide when

  • You want to attain the upper hand.
  • You are jealous of another.
  • You are feeling envious.
  • Something will be stolen from you.
  • You will lose someone or something special from your life.
  • You are being warned of someone trying to cheat you.
  • Are challenged by another intellectually.

Call on a Frigate bird as a spirit guide when

  • You are being outsmarted and need an extra edge.
  • You are trying to be sneaky.
  • Confidence is needed.
  • You want to be smarter.

By Florance Saul
Jan 27, 2013