World:Alavont/The Gods/The Animal Spirits
The animal spirits taught magic to the Ancestrals, every major spirit has a group of spells that they have domain over and their likenesses are often used in Enchantments that call upon their magical spheres.
The spells they taught were handed down through oral tradition during the time when humans where organized in hunter-gatherer bands. They used the animal's likeness as their totems.
Cow: (Food and Protection & Warding) Loyalty and Selflessness; Home-life and Wealth
Eagle: (Air and Light & Darkness) Swiftness and Mental Dexterity; Duty and Messages
Fish: (Plant and Water) Wisdom and Balance; Agriculture and Rationality
Horse: (Gate and Movement) Stamina and Travel; Distance and Labor
Mole: (Earth and Making & Breaking) Perseverance and Stealth; Shyness and Mining
Owl: (Knowledge and Weather) Intelligence and Patience; Slyness and Literacy
Panther: (Animal and Necromantic) Jealousy and Strife; Evil and War
Scorpion: (Fire and Sound) Anger and Toughness; Situational ethics and Contradiction
Spider: (Illusion & Creation and Mind Control) Trickery and Playfulness; Entertainment and Music
Toad: (Communication & Empathy) Honesty and Accuracy; Diplomacy and Commerce