A PROTECTIVE SPIRIT WITH THE LOVING GENTLENESS OF A BEST FRIEND
A land animal deeply rooted in home and family, the spirit hound is a loyal protector who shows unconditional love in service of others. Vast intuition lends a keen sense of when protection is needed, while a playful spirit brings joy to the lives of everyone the hound encounters. If you find the spirit hound has entered your life, it may be telling you that in addition to helping others, it is vital to also be loyal, truthful to yourself, and your own best friend. Since ancient times, the hound has been seen as guardian, protector, hunter, man’s best friend, and, Pre-Dynastically, believed to ward off evil. The hound was a common feature of the ancient Egyptian landscape - depictions found in art, in jewels and amulets, and, at times, even buried in adorned sarcophagus’ with their owners. Known for its instincts and loyalty, it protected aborigine tribe dwellings, alerted of impending danger, and also offered warmth in cold months. Hounds are the definition of unconditional love, always serving and never asking for much in return. So too are those that identify with this animal spirit, finding joy in acts of kindness instead of material things.
If you find the spirit hound enters your life, it is a reminder to maintain your integrity, but also to be your own best supporter and nurturer, as you may be prone to over-giving and neglecting yourself. Your unconditional love for others is highly valued -- surround yourself with those who appreciate you and are capable of reciprocity. Those who identify with the hound will often find purpose through charitable and humanitarian work.
Traits of the Hound are Protective, Loyal, Loves Unconditionally, Playful, and Intuitive.