Playfulness, Agility and Inventiveness
The native legends about the Sea Otter tells of the great transformer who was traveling across the land. In his path he encountered a man sharpening his spear with which to kill him. The transformer turned the man into an otter and the spear became his tail. Northwest Coast natives integrate both personalities into his totem. The River Otter and Sea Otter both symbolize friendship and are associated with the restful and cleansing moon. Otter teaches about the playfulness, nurturing, originality, inventiveness, nobility, curiosity, humanitarianism, companionship and child rearing. Both men and women possess a feminine side and otter totem allows for creating a space where others may enter lives, expressing joy for others and focusing playtime, not getting bogged down with material things but moving gently into the river of life.

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