meanings behind the tattoos:
there are a lot of reasons why i want the wolf paws. wolves represent survial and instinct to me, i'd like to think that i have to strong will to survive and they will remind me to always follow my instincts, living by instinct usually leads you in the right direction, it is the purest way of living its not tainted by doubt or others views.there is a native american legend that wolves originally lived in the depths of the ocean. i love the ocean and Cancer is a water sign so i'm connected to it by birth. the paw prints would be black, because there is another legend that in Earth's beginning there were four wolf brothers:Blue wolf, White wolf, Gray wolf, and Black wolf. Black wolf controlled the night, i've always felt closer with night than day because i love the moon (except instead of howling at it, i stare). wolves have fierce spirits, while i'm not really like that overall i will fight to the death to protect someone i love
eye of horus: it's a symbol of protection, among other things. horus is the egytpian sun god, the sun can be considered the opposite of the moon& i'm connected to the moon so i guess this is a case of opposites attracting. althought the mirror image of the eye represents the moon and there are stories about it relating to moon cycles. one of my favorite egyptian gods is Isis, and she happens to be Horus's mother so the tattoo would have a kind of connection with her too. the reason horus is represent by one eye is because he lost an eye fighting Set to avenged his fathers death,i beleive in fighting for the people i love and the tattoo would be visible proof of that in a way.
i want an ankh connected to the eye or just near it. it represnts life and is connected is Isis (horus's mother) it is also protective and used to be considered an amulet that ensured a long life.
and the last tattoo, a dreamcatcher. its a symbol of my native american heritage. its getting late so instead of rambling on i will use a legend to explain what the tattoo means to me
"Long ago when the word was sound, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision. In his vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and searcher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider. Iktomi spoke to him in a sacred language. As he spoke, Iktomi the spider picked up the elder's willow hoop which had feathers, horsehair, beads and offerings on it, and began to spin a web. He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life, how we begin our lives as infants, move on through childhood and on to adulthood. Finally we go to old age where we must be taken care of as infants, completing the cycle.
But, Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web,in each time of life there are many forces, some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But, if you listen to the bad forces, they'll steer you in the wrong direction and may hurt you. So these forces can help, or can interfere with the harmony of Nature. While the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web.
When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the elder the web and said, The web is a perfect circle with a hole in the center. Use the web to help your people reach their goals, making good use of their ideas, dreams and visions. If you believe in the great spirit, the web will catch your good ideas and the bad ones will go through the hole.
The elder passed on his vision onto the people and now many Indian people have a dream catcher above their bed to sift their dreams and visions. The good is captured in the web of life and carried with the people, but the evil in their dreams drops through the hole in the web and are no longer a part of their lives. It is said the dream catcher holds the destiny of the future."
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