What Spirit Animal Guards Your Soul?

ANIMALS

By: Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

What's your idea of a relaxing evening?

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Could you make it as a vegetarian?

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Do you like strangers easily?

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What sort of job do you do?

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How hard-working are you?

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Are you goofy?

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Do you recover easily from interruptions?

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What sort of house do you aspire to live in?

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Be honest: are you funny?

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Do you punch down?

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Which of these would you consider the worst mistake?

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Do you appreciate a clear hierarchy?

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Do you travel well?

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What time of day do you like?

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Do you mind not being understood?

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Do you play well with others?

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Do you love to read?

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How uptight are you?

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How family-oriented are you?

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Do you get a kick out of helping others?

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Do you respect the rules?

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Are you easily bored?

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Do you dominate others?

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Do you love to be left alone with your thoughts?

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Do you finish what you start?

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Are you intimidating?

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Can you turn on the cute when you have to?

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Can you adapt to changing circumstances?

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What meal is your favorite?

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Can you resist a joke?

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About This Quiz

The idea of an animal spirit guardian has serious pedigree. It appears throughout western spiritualism, where an animal appearing at a certain time was considered to have a particular meaning and to be sent to guide or mislead a person - this is why black cats are lucky unless they cross your path, in which case they are unlucky. Witches were even thought to be in touch with them. 

The idea also features in Christianity and Islam in the form of angels who often come to earth to inform, judge, and sometimes smite deserving humans. It takes a certain form in some older religions where gods would disguise themselves as creatures to get information or guidance to humans.

Spirit animals also appear in some Native American and African traditions, though not in the cartoonish ways that are often portrayed in Hollywood-type depictions. Guardians, friends, or guides in animal forms are found in all sorts of literary traditions. Indeed, in Philip Pullman's trilogy, "His Dark Materials," based on "Paradise Lost," every character has a "daemon" which manifests as an animal and follows them wherever they go, offering protection and insight.

What spirit animal is out there protecting and guiding you? It's time to find out!

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