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Siberian Weasel as Totem by Ravenari Siberian Weasel as Totem by Ravenari
Siberian Weasel as Totem

'My fur has been used to make some of the finest paint-brushes in the world; and I am a patron of the arts. I can also help you to stand up for what's rightfully yours, and to defend your boundaries to the last.'

Original available at Etsy: [link]

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Measuring 18.5 x 20.5cm (or 7.4 x 8 in).
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Bird-Thunder Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  New member Professional General Artist
I am a Slavic Dream Walker (black shaman) and Wind Whisperer, we have 3 human souls and 7 animal, avian, oceanid souls, we do not chose them, they are dormant for however long they have not been reclaimed (by healing all our dark karmic lives.). 
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! Thanks for sharing. :) I'm a practicioner of familial Vilturj, which is Finno-Ugric in origin. We have similar beliefs about the number of souls (split slightly differently, there's amazing variation out there) - but like you, I do not believe we choose our souls, or our czurucyk (totems). (Also, your Facebook Page is wonderful).
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
one of my favorite animals I love the colors of brown and creamHeart +fav 
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FridrKelley Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so stunning, I'm going to have to save up to have tons of these around the house....
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Dark-Hyena Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
I don't know what the weasel and marten totems would represent, but the Siberian weasel (or kolonok, as I prefer to call it) is midway between them in terms of size and hunting behaviour. Perhaps a kolonok totem would be good for someone undecided between having a mustela or martes totem.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't actually subscribe to a belief that people *choose* their totems, so I don't know if I'd be comfortable including a totem meaning like that (though it is an interesting one). I do however have a list of keywords here for Siberian Weasel as Totem: [link]
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Illahie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
May not be able to afford the awesome trio of weasel, polecat and pine marten at the moment... but they have a place in my heart ^.^ amazing work as always!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Gee, this is a great series - I think this one is my favorite, though, the pose just seems to add to the design and personality of the animal.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I love this one too. I think it's the least 'striking,' but that seems to really fit the Siberian weasel. They have such amazing colour in real life.
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Megz440 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
This is definately one of my favorites!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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JustinRaven Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional
Love this one :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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JustinRaven Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional
You're welcome :) You do wonderful work :)
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van-goghbutterflies Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Oh - what a precious nose!

I am such a weasel person, through and through. And I think this is absolutely gorgeous - I love the cream colors. It's such a warm picture. :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hee, I just want to touch their noise. Thankfully I've got a cat that indulges me by letting me touch his nose. :D
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Wonderful!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
You're entirely welcome!
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Margot87 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
cute! and I like the subdued colours in this one :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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