Power animal wild boar

Krafttier Wildschwein

"I am guardian, guardian - an earth animal, I keep the strongest power of the earth, connected with the power of the highest gods, sent to earth to serve the eternal Being, as connection between earth and heavenly kingdom I am with unspeakable pride a pig!

In spite of my great power, humility was placed in my cradle, for I know that arrogance does not arise in the heart of things, for he who has connection to the "Great Power" is always humble, for he knows his task in the eternal Wheel of Life, knows that no one is better or more important than someone else, the mixture makes life - so that you never forget it any more, I teach you overview and understanding, from this comes love, perseverance and strength, in mission for peace.Collaboration is a great good, use it, it does your soul good! the greatest earth works were created in the being together of great souls, alone you are mighty, but not all-creating.lean back sometimes and enjoy your beautiful life, I can give you abundant pleasure from pleasure.I feel joy for every thing, because in everything the spirit of life vibrates.you and I are connected until all time,man and pig in mourning togetherness.we are both guardians of the earth, so that through us peace may again be on the planet!

This extremely adaptable and nocturnal mammal originally comes from Eurasia and has settled as a so-called Old World Pig in all of Europe and large parts of West Asia and North Africa. This happened partly by the human being, partly the wild boar conquered some areas itself. This power-animal prefers to live in large family-associations in the forest, however, likes also fields, reed-belt, lake-shore and coast-areas for example. It does not make high demands on its habitat. Water, good hiding places and a soft ice-free ground are sufficient.  The omnivore feeds on roots, seeds, beechnuts, fruits, worms, insects, fungi, young hares and small rodents. All this he tracks down with his massive trunk under the ground or with his well developed sense of smell. The wild boar's bulky physique, with its wedge-shaped skull, tiny eyes and ears and bristly coat does not prevent it from wallowing in the mud. They are also good at swimming and running (up to 50 km/h). The Keiler (male) is essentially bigger than the brook (females) and has also bigger tusks. These are used as weapons and tools. Thus, this power-animal with 1,2-1,8 m and 70-200kg ranks among the biggest mammals in Europe. In Germany alone there are about 1.3 million wild boars. So it can happen from time to time that one runs in the forest of a wild boar on the way.

Wild boars defend their offspring vehemently and can also become very aggressive, but caution is advised here. Otherwise there is no danger for humans from them. The paths used by wild boars can be recognized by the so-called "painting trees" - trees with abraded bark and dried mud. From November to January is mating season. Four to five months later, the newborns come to the world, who carry a longitudinal-striped fur to the camouflage. They lose the "Frischlingszeichnung" after approx. 6 months. If no predator or the human being should capture them, they live between eight and twelve years in the wild, under the care of humans even up to 30 years. All types of domestic pigs originate from the wild boar.

And since roast wild boar was very popular even before Asterix and Obelix, it was especially served at Samhain, the Indo-European festival of ancestors (1.11.). Especially at this time they were hunted to prepare for the hard winter months, therefore the Samhain moon is also called the shaft moon. In this night wild boar roast was sacrificed to the ancestors to strengthen the cycle of birth and rebirth. But also to many other festivities like births, weddings, annual circle celebrations or victory celebrations it was usual to "let the sow out". So the wild boar was a symbol for a happy life, all happy moments and also for gratitude. It is not without reason that the symbol of the lucky pig is still alive today.

Once this power-animal was worshipped very much, since it stood in connection as an animal for the Celtic hunt- and forest-goddess Alduinna. When hunting, she always rode on a "wild" boar and was admired for her courage and aggressiveness. Also the Germanic god Frey often came along on a boar. Thus the boar became the symbol for manpower and victory. His tusks, bristles and bones were processed to power symbols, which should strengthen the warriors and protect them from enemies. "Wehrhaft to the end, never give up" was the battle cry of the warriors who also carried the wild boar as totem animal.

Also for initiation rites the animal was used gladly. Equipped with a spear and men from the clan, the young men were sent out to kill the animal. Druids use the fat to create healing medicine. The meat strengthened the courage and daring. The bones were tattooed, which was a great honour.  Brushes were made from the bristles or a protective coat from the fur.

The wild boar can still be seen today as a symbol and heraldic animal for communities, derived from the times of the Vikings, Celts, Teutons, Indians and the customs of the ancient times of solidarity and wisdom.

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