To the Native Americans, the wolverine was called “carcajou.” The term is derived from the French corruption of the Native American name that signifies an evil spirit or a term which they use that literally translates to Mountain Devil.

The wolverine is a literal animal and is not a spiritual entity or a devil. It is considered to be the largest of the weasel family, at a height of one foot and weighing thirty pounds at the greatest. It has a long, dark fur which has a lighter-colored band running at its back.

It is known to be fierce, daring, and cunning that it can steal your things just as easily as any experienced thief can. It is so powerful that even the most ferocious animals in the forest such as the wolf or the bear is not known to fight with it.

The wolverine fights in order to win without any regard for the strength and size of his opponent. The only weakness that this animal has though is that it sees things poorly. It also has a stinking smell which can be released by its glands when provoked.

To the Native Americans, the wolverine is the skunk-bear or carcajou perhaps due to its unmistakable odor.

It is also called a “glutton” due to its huge appetite. Men who trap animals and live in the backwoods know how much destruction a wolverine can create. They are known to invade cabins and to do much damage to food caches.

The wolverine also has certain magical characteristics. They can be used for revenge, dark magic, and other cunning devices. You can also use them as a defense against the attacks of an enemy in almost any kind that they use.

The wolverine is a very ferocious animal and is included as one of the most powerful in the animal kingdom. They may be lesser in size when compared to other great animals such as the bear, they also have the skills to ward off other predators from their turf.

When we encounter the wolverine in our lives, we often experience a great urge to manipulate and manage everything that is involved in it. This can either be good or bad depending on how you use that power. Desiring knowledge greatly will be much better than desiring food in the same level.

Wolverines share some characteristics which is similar to the badger. They are both taken as highly symbolic of living in the wild. Since the wolverine is carnivorous, it usually takes up all the power and attributes of the animal that he eats. Hence, the wolverine is the keeper of the attributes of all other animals.

By observing the wolverine, we learn that we should not give up easily on what we do. The same can be said about living our lives.

We ought not to give up on aspiring for the things that we really want. The things that can make us feel complete and which has a real value to our lives must be sought after with the appetite and interest that a wolverine has for its food.

The spirit that characterizes the wolverine signifies that we ought to develop our strength through peace, wisdom, and a great thirst for the knowledge of what is real and what is true.

You can ask for the aid of the wolverine when you are in an argument and it seems that the other person is gaining the upper hand. You will be provided with the strength that you need in order to achieve what you want to gain in the end.

Wolverine shows as a spirit guide when

  • You want to make a point.
  • Showing superiority.
  • Gaining respect by showing love and not by fear.
  • You want to make things happen.
  • Using your abilities.

Call on wolverine as a spirit guide when

  • You want to be heard and you want to emphasize your position.
  • Showcasing your command ability.
  • You want to be respected and not to be feared.
  • You want to manipulate things.
  • Deciding whether to do things positively or negatively.

By Flo Saul
Mar 26, 2013