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If you could conjure an animal spirit protector, which animal would you choose, and why?

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  • A jaguar. Cats are pretty much my spirit animal at this point, but I was a jaguar god myself, and certainly physically a jaguar would be a better protector. Alternatively a snake, since I've always been pretty fond of them and Mendesis has increased that. Something poisonous would be... fitting, I think, in a way, though I prefer constrictors since that's what Mendesis is.


  • It would have to be Woody Allen. Cuz.. he be all like protecting kids and stuff..

  • A platypus or an echidna, because there are no other remainoing mammals like them, and they have survived from the earliest days of mammalian evolution. THEY LAY EGGS YOU GUYS. AND THE HAVE BEAKS <3

  • I'll pick a porcupine as my animal spirit protector.  I'll pick a porcupine because they are animals that are fun to pet and hug for hours.  Everybody should have a porcupine as a pet animal. 

  • А почему животного, я вообще-то предпочитаю, чтобы меня защищал мужчина. Или он тоже у Вас к животным относится?

  • A snow leopard, Its fierce and always ready to attack

  • Heh. About this one, I'm going to be pragmatic. If it's about spiritual protection, I want whatever is most capable of bringing INSTANT BONE-CRUNCHING DEATH to whatever would dare attack me.

    What immediately comes to mind is big, bad T-Rex. I'd be all like, "Hi. This is my friend Stan. You go squish now."

    (Yeah, I know it's properly "T. rex," but that's not as cool. Somehow.)

  • I wrote up a whole entry to answer this question, and livejournal ate it.
    Very frustrating.

    To recap:

    I don't like animals, so this question has always been a tough one for me. But if I were to choose an animal protector, I think I'd go with a raven. Birds can fly, so it would have the option to attack from up high or from the ground. Versatility is always good. It has a beak to peck and claws to scratch. Ravens are also a fairly good-sized bird, so it would be capable of doing damage. (Not as much as, say, a mountain lion or a bear. But much more effective than a songbird or a parakeet.)

    Goodness knows, they're a smart bird - one of the smartest. Ravens can use tools and have great adaptability. Some say they even have a form of speech they use with each other. Perhaps my raven and I would be able to communicate. Who knows? At any rate, ravens can screech and scream most effectively. They'd be good for warning and startling/distracting any opposition.

    But the biggest reason I like ravens is they have mountains of folklore and mythology about them, appearing as tricksters, harbingers of creation and destruction. Native Americans claimed that Raven stole the sun from the Sun God. The English say that if ravens ever abandon the Tower of London, the Crown will fall and Britain with it. Ravens screech "NEVERMORE!" as scholars pore over volumes of forgotten lore. If I'm going to have an animal pal following me around the world, it might as be one that has some good stories!


  • I really think a bird would be my protector.
    Not sure which kind,
    I guess just some ambiguous bird that no one's really ever seen...
    that or a phoneix, those are awesome =]

    I mean... if we are talking about Patronuses here, I have no doubt mine would be a bird =]
    haha
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