What Does an Eagle Spirit Animal Mean and Symbolize?

spirit animal eagle symbolic meaning

Eagle spirit animal symbolizes keen vision, precision, speed, spirituality, and independence. However, the real question is, what does an Eagle spirit animal mean and symbolize for you?

Humanity has been very impressed by the magnificent flight of Eagles in every period of history. 

In Greek mythology, the Eagle is depicted as the animal that Zeus transformed to shoot lightning from the sky. 

For North American natives, the Eagle is the common symbol of lightning, storms, and thunder.

The Eagle is a holy messenger that conveys people’s prayers to the Creator by carrying them on their wings and returning with gifts the Creator sends to people. 

Eagle feather is a vital object found in the shaman pouch and used in healing”, says Ayşe Nilgün Arıt.

Let’s look at the Eagle, which is the symbol of spiritual enlightenment, dignity, keen vision, power, and balance in a little more detail. Shall we?

What is special about the spirit animal Eagle?

Eagles, one of the giant winged animals, have so many specialties. These unique characteristics distinguish them from all other birds. Besides, people respect them for their abilities.

Famous American actor Jamie Fox wished;

“If I were an animal, I would be an Eagle.”

Eagles can fly at a speed of up to 160 km per hour. Hence, it makes them one of the fastest birds in the world. Besides, they also can go 10,000 to 15,000 feet up in the sky.

What does the Eagle bird represent?

With their sharp eyesight, Eagles represent an all-seeing eye. Eagles also signify bonds, royalty, victory, strength, and inspiration.

One of the unique traits of Eagles is that they mate for life. So once they mate with one Eagle, they’re bound together for the rest of their lives. 

Besides, their independent lifestyle inspires people to break the barriers of life.

How does the spirit animal Eagle represent strength?

One of the representations of the Eagle is strength. 

They have pretty stronger muscles on their legs than other birds. 

Besides, one hit of their mighty wings can even make humans dead on the spot. 

Moreover, the strength of their talons is no match to other winged animals.

What are the personality traits of a spirit animal, Eagle?

Eagles have some quite impressive personality traits.

They like to dominate over others, so they’re the true predators. 

Besides, they’re very much hard-working and never back down from challenges. 

Moreover, unlike some other birds, Eagles are loyal to their partners. 

Finally, one of the most praised personality traits of an Eagle is his bravery.

Spirit animal Eagle meaning

“How the Eagle does: —

Gathering up his might,

Quitting where he was,

Soars he in the height.”

The Eagle, Timothy Otis Paine

To understand the meaning of the spirit animal Eagle, you have to understand the importance of an Eagle. 

Eagles are one of the largest birds on this earth. 

Their unique specialties make them different from any other spirit animal.

For example, Eagles can fly higher than all other birds. 

Also, they’re the apex predator, which means Eagles are at the top of their food chain. 

Hence, they’re considered the chief of winged animals. 

Therefore, a spirit animal Eagle possesses the power of leadership.

Besides, Eagles have 1 million cones in their retina compared to 200,000 cones of humans. This makes the Eagle’s eyes 4 to 5 times better than humans. 

Nonetheless, it allows them to see as far as 3 kilometers away perfectly. Hence, the Eagle spirit animal also has a great vision. Therefore, it can help you see the unseen and know the unknown.

Eagles can fly so high up in the sky, representing freedom. 

If you haven’t been able to live your life independently, spirit animal Eagles can give that to you.

Bald Eagle meaning

A Bald Eagle doesn’t mean a lack of hair in his head. 

The word ‘bald’ came from an old English word ‘Balde,’ meaning ‘white.’ Nonetheless, a Bald Eagle has an attractive white head. 

However, people praise and respect the bald Eagle due to its majestic look and incredible strength.

What does an Eagle mean prophetically?

When an Eagle visits you, it possibly means that you should extend your vision and focus on your future. 

Maybe someone is holding you to meet your freedom, which is why the Eagle is visiting you to help. 

However, the best way to know the meaning is by connecting with him through meditation or shamanic practices. 

Seeing an Eagle meaning

An Eagle is associated with east winds. Hence, it brings you divine messages. Furthermore, the east wind is the direction of rebirth, dawn, and spring. 

Accordingly, some people consider seeing an Eagle good luck. Specifically, some believe that if you see an Eagle flying stretching its wind in your dream, it will bring you good fortune. 

What does it mean when you see an Eagle?

You might have seen an Eagle in the last few days, which is why you’re trying to know the meaning. 

However, it probably means that he is your spirit animal and wants you to contact him. 

Therefore, if you haven’t found your spirit animal yet, it’s the right time for you to do.

What does the spirit animal Eagle symbolize in Native American culture?

The symbolism of the Eagle in Native American culture varies from tribe to tribe. 

Nonetheless, overall an Eagle symbolizes wisdom, power, and forte—also the bearer of the prayer of the spirit realm. 

Moreover, there is a white Eagle in Native American myth named ‘Kisosen.’ Which means ‘Sun-bringer.’ 

The Eagle used to spread its wings to bring the light of the day and close them to get the darkness of the night.

What does a bald Eagle symbolize?

A Bald Eagle is one of the national symbols of the United States of America. 

It represents freedom for the country and the people who live there. 

A famous poem on America’s national symbol Bald Eagle:

“Bird of Columbia! well art thou

An emblem of our native land;

With unblenched front and noble brow,

Among the nations doomed to stand;

Proud, like her mighty mountain woods;

Like her own rivers wandering free;

And sending forth from hills and floods

The joyous shout of liberty!”

The Eagle by C.W. Thompson

Spirit animal Eagle symbolism Christianity

In Christianity, Eagle often symbolizes strength. 

There’s a lot of reference in the Bible about an Eagle’s power. 

More specifically, in the old testament. You can find one example in Isaiah:

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like Eagles; run and not be weary; walk and not faint.” 

Isaiah (40:31)

Spirit animal Eagle meaning via Bible

In the Bible, Eagle was mentioned around 30 times. 

Nonetheless, in the Bible, the Eagle represents different powers. 

In Revelation, the Eagle is said to be a protector. The verse is:

“But the woman was given the two wings of the great Eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.” 

Revelation (12:14)

Again, another verse from Ezekiel explains the greatness of the Eagle. It says:

“Say, Thus says the Lord God: A great Eagle with great wings and long pinions, rich in plumage of many colors, came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar.”

Ezekiel (17:3)

Spirit animal Eagle symbolism Native American

Native Americans consider both the Golden Eagle and the Bald Eagle as sacred animals. 

That’s because as the height Eagle can fly. 

People of Native America believe the Eagles are connected to god and bring divine messages while flying high in the sky.

Eagle symbolism in Hinduism

Eagle has a deep relation with the Hindu religion. 

In Hinduism, there is a mythical giant Eagle; Garuda. However, Garuda has features of both an Eagle and a man. 

Besides, Hindus consider Garuda as a divine being. Garuda is the vahana (transportation) of Hindu Lord Shri Maha Vishnu. 

Moreover, they believe that Garuda only eats snakes. 

Therefore, people wear the lockets of Garuda, believing it will protect them from snake attacks.

Eagle meaning spiritual

If an Eagle appears to you as a spirit animal, it can elevate your spirit to the highest. While talking about Eagle’s mightiness, Hannah Flagg Gould, in her poem “The Rising Eagle,” said:

“Up, up, the faster leaving

Thy rocky rest below,

A fresher strength receiving,

The lighter shalt thou go.”

Hannah Flagg Gould

A spirit animal Eagle can guide you to rise to the top of the mountain. You can fill your desires. 

However, you have to have patience for the Eagle’s guidance. 

One of the remarkable things about the Eagle is that they don’t push their child for flying. 

In contrast, they feed them late when they feel the kids can fly. Therefore, the baby Eagles try to fly on their own in search of food. 

Hence, the Eagle will wait for the right moment to help your spirit.

Besides, Eagles also eat the weak and sick animals of their food chain. 

Therefore, they prevent the spread of diseases, so people often associate them with healing power. So, a spirit animal Eagle can heal your spirit and enable personal growth.

If you feel anxious at any moment of your life, you can seek help from the Eagle spirit. 

The Eagles are courageous. 

Moreover, they’re used to facing unfavorable situations since their childhood. 

Famous American author Joyce Meyer quotes; 

“The Eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the Eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!”

However, there is a widespread belief. Eagles are fond of flying high, so you also need to go to higher places to get his message. Hence, mountains can be the best place to connect with your Eagle spirit animal.


If the spirit animal Eagle came to visit you, it could be many reasons, as you have learned. 

Maybe he is guiding you to look from a better perspective to your life, or perhaps it is time for courage and leave your comfort zone. 

Maybe you need to learn to be more patient, or it is time to journey to an unknown world.

You are the only one who can know the real message. Connect deeply with yourself. 

These articles below can also be interesting for you:

My Shamanic Journeys Experience

How to Shamanic Journey?

Learn How to Find Your Spirit Animal

What Is the Meaning of a Spirit Animal?

How to Connect with Your Spirit Guides?

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