The wolf is one of the most respected and feared animals in the world. Wolves are actually very friendly, social and intelligent animals. The entire pack of wolves will take care of the cubs as they grow up, and the father wolf is very loyal and gentle to their cubs. This animal is social, highly organized. There is a clear hierarchy in the wolf pack. The symbol of the wolf also reminds us that our spirit seeks peace, social status and acceptance.
The symbolic meaning of wolves has two sides. Negative meanings include darkness, aggressiveness, etc. Positive wolf characteristics include curiosity, intelligence, loyalty, strong protection of young wolves, and a clear social structure.
A wolf lover wearing a wolf ring is equivalent to wearing a sign of power, which is borrowed from his or her spirit animal wolf. The wolf ring can be shaped in the form of a wolf head or other parts of the wolf, or a wolf signet ring.
As a spirit animal, the wolf symbolizes the deep connection between intuition and instinct, wisdom, desire for freedom and awareness of the importance of social relationships. On the negative side, a wolf may represent a feeling of threat or a lack of trust in the feeling or behavior of someone or yourself.
The Wolf Ring in Native American Culture
Wolves follow a lifelong system very similar to the human family. The wolf pack follows the oldest wolf, usually led by one or two Alphas. The hierarchical structure of the ethnic group is very similar to the current popular human union family. Many Native American tribes believe that the wolf is sacred, that it is the incarnation of God. Hunters often hold rituals before setting out to hunt, hoping to receive the blessing of the wolf. Some religious beliefs at the time linked wolves to death. Treat wolves with awe, because they affect your life and death. Generally speaking, the wolf is a symbol of mysterious power. So people believe that putting on the skin of a slain wolf will turn you into one-or in some cases, half-human and half-wolf. But they despise killing wolves, and anyone who does so faces exile.
The Wolf Ring in Viking Culture
The wolf plays an important role in Norse mythology because the wolf has a close relationship with Odin. There are at least five wolves in Norse mythology. They are the wolves Geri and Freki raised by Odin; Fenrir, and Fenrir's sons Sköll and Hati. Sköll and Hati kept chasing the sun and the moon, trying to swallow them and throw the world into darkness. Fenrir is one of the most terrifying monsters in Norse mythology. As a huge wolf-shaped beast, it is said that when he opens his mouth, his two jaws can support the sky and the earth. He had been imprisoned by God, and then he swallowed Odin. The wolf can represent the destructive forces of time and nature, for which even the gods are not a match. The wolf can also represent the most valued characteristics of bravery, teamwork, and shamanistic power.
The Wolf Ring in Eastern Culture
In Asia, wolves guard the gate to heaven. It is said that the wolf is also one of the ancestors of Genghis Khan, so that all ancient Mongolians believed that they were descendants of wolves.
In Japanese mythology, farmers used to worship wolves at shrines and left food offerings near their lairs, begging them to protect their crops from wild animals. The Ainu tribe in Japan respected the wolf and used it in their sacred rituals. It is believed that amulets and charms decorated with the image of a wolf can protect against fire, disease and other disasters. Many cultural relics found in the Usu region of Japan are engraved with the wolf symbol.
In northern China, the wolf symbolizes greed and cruelty. But in China, the wolf also has an auspicious meaning - a wolf guarding the Heavenly Palace in the form of Sirius. In ancient Egypt, an ancient wolf god named Wepwawet was the god of war and hunting.