Badgers

BADGERS

I looked through all my information, but as far as the Seminoles go I couldn’t find
any reference to the Badger. I’m not saying that it doesn’t exist, I just couldn’t
find any. Here is something from one of my books that I thought you might find
interesting:

“Badgers are 2-3 feet long and are about 12 inches high. Family members mark
each other with scent for recognition since their sight is poor. Their senses of
smell and hearing, however, are excellent. Their diet includes a wide variety of
roots, herbs, plant, and many small animals. They dig with remarkable speed to
catch burrowing prey and when they need to get underground quickly. Badgers
live in simple but extremely clean, well kept dens. They pay close attention to
details within their home environments. They change their bedding often,
backing carefully into their dens with straw, so as not to make a mess in the
process.

Badgers bring us gifts of tidiness and organization. They are fastidious about
their surroundings and will correct any disorder quickly. If Badger has come to
you in some way, it may be saying that you need to concentrate on maintaining
an orderly environment to better facilitate your day to day living. Badger can also
be helpful to call upon for aid in managing your time. This can be useful for
those of us who are trying to satisfy our need to devote time to ceremonies and
the spirit realm and still work a job.

Badger will fight to the death if cornered. While this may be a useful trait in the
wild, men used this quality of Badger to exploit it in the so-called sport of Badger-
baiting. Captured Badgers were put into small enclosed areas with a dog or
dogs, and bets were placed on the outcome of the fight. Are you stuck in a
pattern that served you well once, but is now damaging? Badger could be
warning you that a change of behavior is in order if you don’t want to be cornered
or used.”

[From _Animal Energies_ by Gary Buffalo Horn Man and Sherry Firedancer –
Dancing Otter Publishing]

Here’s something I think you might find interesting.

It’s from a book on Zuni fetishes. (Author: Hal Zina Bennett)