Wolf Tattoo Meaning
The Wolf symbolizes earth, evil, the devouring and fierceness. Wolves and ravens are often familiars of primitive Gods of the dead.
- Alchemic. The wolf, with the dog, is the dual nature of Mercuri us, the philosophical mercury, the nous.
- Aztec. The howling wolf is the God of Dance.
- Celtic. A wolf swallows the sun, the Sky Father, at night.
- Chinese. Rapaciousness and cupidity.
- Christian. Evil, the Devil, the spoiler of the flock, the stiff-necked people (the wolf was believed to be unable to turn its neck), cruelty, craftiness and heresy. Emblem of St Francis of Assisi, who tamed the wolf Gubbio.
- Egyptian. Attribute of Kheriti Amenti and Upuaut.
- Graeco-Roman. Sacred to Ares/Mars as fierceness; also sacred to Apollo and Silvanus. A wolf nourished Romulus and Remus and is frequently depicted in Roman art; it also denotes valor.
- Hebrew. Bloodthirstiness, cruelty, the persecuting spirit (Gen. 49, 17).
- Hindu. The Asvins rescue the quail of the day from the wolf of the night.
- Scandinavian and Teutonic. A bringer of victory; ridden by Odin/Woden. Fenris, the cosmic wolf, was a bringer of evil.
- Witchcraft. A mount Of witches and warlocks; the form assumed by the werewolf at the full moon.
Symbolism: MYSTICISM – PROTECTION – TEAM SPIRIT – VALUE