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The Hedgehog

It is a passive and peaceful little animal, with prickles all over the body. He sleeps during the day and is active at night.  He hunts, likes to dig, climb and climbs to cross obstacles. It rolls into a ball when it feels threatened;

we can approach it but without touching it, because then it stings.


For our Celtic ancestors, this natural protection of the hedgehog symbolized the limits of our intimate interior, of the sacred space of each of our secret gardens. The totem animal of the hedgehog is associated with childhood, innocence, pleasure, wonder.


It appeals to self-protection, without any form of violence, and embodies self-confidence and calmness, rather than aggression. It encourages us not to take ourselves too seriously, but to find the happiness and joy of simple things.

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