Alligator Symbolism and Meaning
Oct 12
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Alligator Symbolism and Meaning

Overview of the Alligator Spirit Animal


What is the alligator meaning in your life? These powerful predators and power animals slumber in the shade and wait patiently in the shallows, they hold within them a wisdom borne through millennia. This totem teaches those who observe its strength and symbols: patience, perception, subtlety, meditative restoration, and ferocity. This spirit animal is an ancient keeper of knowledge, and a gentle mother who breathes both life and death into the world.

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Encounters with the Alligator

What is the meaning of alligator symbolism? Find out what symbol the alligator spirit animal is trying to teach you, and gain some insight into your life.

Have you lost touch with your true self?

This totem often slumbers in a meditative trance for days, weeks, or even months at a time, consider the wisdom inherent in deep meditation and introspection. Also, consider how spiritually intact you are, these powerful spirit animals can go months, even up to a year, without a meal! This communicates a wholeness of spirit and body that is very important.

Do you need direction or understanding?

When a Crocodile or Alligator shows up look for an opportunity connect with a deeper part of yourself, to remember the instinctual energy and primal force from which we are all born. Also, as these totems are keepers of knowledge and wisdom, remain open to new thoughts, insights, and ideas.

Alligator Symbolism: The Alligator Spirit

Could the Alligator be my spirit animal? What are the traits of the totem?

Quiet Strength

People with these powerful spirit animals as their totems are often assertive, calm, and confident. This confidence however does not translate into brazen displays, unnecessary force, or boastfulness. Instead, it is more of a quiet reservation, a subtle and patient energy that communicates strength and knowing.

Calm Under Pressure

These power animals are often feared and with good reason, they are the hardest biters on the planet. But when unprovoked, these reptiles are usually indifferent to human presence even at a close distance, and even when provoked this spirit often remains calm.

Stay Focused

It is important for people with these totems to remain active, do not stagnate or laze about too long after satisfying experiences. Do take your time to ruminate and consider the implications of your thoughts and actions and extract wisdom from both success and failures. Even in you’re feeling good, don’t ignore that juicy opportunity just waiting for you a short swim away.

What are the Traits of the Alligator Totem?

Lessons from the Alligator Spirit Animal

Alligators are:

  • Confident
  • Wise
  • Calm
  • Powerful
  • Assertive
What is the true Alligator meaning? Meditate and seek to deepen your wisdom. Alligator totem people patiently pursue wisdom all their life.

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Alligator

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Alligator Meaning in Dreams: What it Means

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This creature is a symbol for patience and wisdom, so think about what implications the answers to these questions suggest, and how they might make sense in your life.

Cultural and Spiritual Symbolism of the Alligator

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Historical Facts

The American alligator was nearly hunted to extinction by the 1950’s – thanks to conservation efforts the American alligator’s population has recovered and is no longer considered an endangered species. You can learn more about their conservation, habitat, diet and daily life here.

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