HUMILITY. The Wolf
Humility is being humble, not arrogant.
Humility is defined as:
● The quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people
● The quality or state of being humble
The Wolf represents HUMILITY because of its giving nature and devotion to protecting and working for the good of the Wolf family and the welfare of the pack.
To express deference or submission to the Creator through the acceptance that all beings are equal is to capture the spirit of humility. The expression of humility is shown by considering others before ourselves. In this same way, the Wolf became the teacher of this lesson. He bows his head in the presence of others out of regard for others, and once hunted, the Wolf will not partake of the food until it has been shared with the pack. His lack of arrogance and respect for his community is a hard lesson, but is important in the Aboriginal way of thinking.
Wolves mate for life and are generous and loving parents, setting and example of what our communities and family systems should be.
Native people have great respect for the Wolf because of its love for family and its protective instincts.