This book is a study of animals – their natural history, mythology, folklore and religious significance around the world as well as their role in our lives, dreams and everyday language. It examines the symbolic impact animals have on our collective culture, particularly on our own personal and interior lives. This book is intended for anyone interested in the actual behavior and nature of animals and the world we live in, and presents a good deal of ethological and mythological material. It is meant to be more than a mere compilation of facts. Caspari’s is a holistic approach to the world. By contemplating the significance of our fellow creatures, and how everything in our universe is linked, it is the author’s hope that we can have a more whole, and more healing view of the world.