The Element of the Turtle Clan is Earth. The Medicine of Turtle is “Mother Earth.” The people of this clan tend to be brave, loyal, and stubborn. They will also be methodical and practical. Turtle people have determination but they take things one step at a time. Some tend to be hard as rocks and need to work on this aspect. Turtle Clan people personify roots, growth and stability much like the Earth does. They are not comfortable unless they go to natural places frequently. In fact, doing so revitalizes them. Turtle Clan people are connected to the rocks. They need to be around rock formations and need to have rocks about them in their homes. The rocks will speak to them, if they listen. Turtle Clan people must be careful to not become too much like the rocks ( inflexible). This Clan has a responsibility to the Earth Mother and must take the time to appreciate her for all she has provided. They must remind others of the bountiful things she provides to life itself.
The birth totems that belong to the Turtle Clan are Beaver, Brown Bear, and Snow Goose. These souls focus on the tasks at hand with the determination and perseverance of one with a true Mission. They have an instinctive desire to connect to Earth Mother. Consider Sister Turtle as she walks along at a slow and steady pace. She has no worry for shelter, she carriers her home on her back. She has no concern of how fast she travels on the Path. She knows that she will arrive where she is going exactly when she was meant to. She doesn’t fear attack from predators as she knows that the armor like covering of her shell will protect her from all threats. This is the Blessing of being born of the Turtle.
~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related
I could always sleep without night mares fear of monster’s under my bed if I had my fuzzy turtle with her plastic shell in my hand and bed. The monster’s were my birth “family.” I am the youngest of the 5 monster’s of my “family.”
I few days ago I did my spirit animal which is a turtle, at 1st I thought “A Turtle??” That doesn’t make any sense, a turtle doesn’t fit me at all?!!!
Well just for curiosity I started researching the Symbolism of the Turtle and everything it represents and found out THE TURTLE IS MY PERFECT FIT FOR A SPIRIT ANIMAL…..
I’ve gotten obsessed with wanting to read more and more about The Turtle!
That’s how I came across your page on The Turtle Clan, I’m not sure exactly what the term “Turtle Clan” means but I do know that is exactly who I am!!!!!!!!!
Would really love to read more….
Recently through Ancestry I found my native heritage. Lenape Indian, Lenape means original people and they had three clans, Wolf, Turkey and Turtle.
We know how to survive under the harshest of conditions.
The Foundation for Shamanic Studies is a wise and knowledgeable resource.
Wilma Mankiller said in her memoirs that the Turtle Clan was created for the black people who became Cherokee after the slaves followed their owners on the Trail of Tears and after Pres. Grant declared all black people in the western territories to be Indians so that when the territories became states the blacks could not vote.
I am Caucasian but my best and most trusted friends have always been people of color. My ancestors came from Europe. Palmer is my ancestral last name. I used to be a “Christian” but I got over it. Just barely. ?
I could use all the 411 on Senca-cayuga trib as posable. (turtle clan)
Go to Native Languages, nativelanguages.org
There is enough info there about many tribes (even extinct ones) to keep you busy for a while.
WT Delaware (Lenape)
I was just thinking to my self: how will I know which clan I belong to? Then I realized–I will just know!!!
Reading along with great interest!!
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I have always been at peace amongst “The Standing Peopl.” Joyce Kilmer National Forest has trees that have never been touched by axe or saw. It’s near Fontana Dam and Cable Cove camp ground. Much beauty there