Aboriginal Eagle Salmon Raven Paddle Carving by Charles George
Artist: Charles George
Wolf: Wolf was often associated with the spirit power a man would have to acquire to be a good hunter. It also symbolizes family and togetherness because of its habit of living in packs. Wolf is the land manifestation of killer whale, which also lives in family groups or pods. The characteristics are a long snout with sharp teeth and prominent ears, and a long bushy tail.
Salmon: "The Giver of Life." Salmon is an important food source for the people of the Northwest Coast and accordingly always treated with great respect, and is often the crest figure for twins. Salmon is depicted with no teeth, but often with the hooked upper jaw associated with spawning salmon.
Raven: is a cultural focus for the northwest people, mischievous and curious, it discovered the sun and moon. Raven symbolizes creation, knowledge and prestige.