Bats are unappealing animals. It makes disturbing noises at night and is simply unattractive. Its nocturnal habits make people afraid of the animal; however, the Native Americans noticed its symbolic meaning.
Bats in Native American Culture
Native Americans saw the world as being connected and realized that having fear of a bat is similar to having fear of their own people.
Bats are keen observers especially at night, and it became an emblem of guidance through the darkness. With its guidance, the bat was able to teach people how to “see” through hearing. Not only that, but its energy allowed people to not always believe what he or she “saw”.
Also, due to its high sensitivity level, it has been a symbol for intuition, dreaming and vision. Because of this, bats became a powerful symbol with Native American shamans and medicine people.
Shamanism, Medicine and Bats
The spirit of a bat was called forth when special energy was needed, “night vision.” This allowed one to see through illusion or ambiguity and get the truth directly.
Bats are the most misunderstood animal. Many people believe that bats are a symbol for death and the underworld since it comes out at night but in reality, it is the complete opposite.
Instead of death, bats are seen as a symbol of rebirth and new beginning since it lives in the “belly” of the Earth – caves. From the womb-like caves, it appears at night and is reborn every evening.
Since bats are correlated to death, it wouldn’t come to mind that they are cuddly creatures. Bats are very nurturing and social creatures within its own species.
Due to their warm nature, bats come to remind people to not judge a book by its cover.
The Bat: Our Wildlife Collection
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