Many spells, especially those that request healing or protection for animals, or those to locate lost animals, suggest consecrating the animal to a spirit, god, or goddess. 

Although there are also many others, the following have earned a reputation as renowned animal-protectors. Incorporate them into your spells as needed.

  • Cats: Artemis, Bastet, Freya, Hecate, Lilith
  • Big Cats (Tigers, Lions, Leopards, ect): Dionysus, Durga, Hathor, Kybele, Sekhmet
  • Dogs: Artemis, Hecate, Ogun
  • Horses: Anat, Demeter, Epona, Poseidon, Rhiannon, Rla-mgrin (Hayagriva)
  • Toads: Agwe, Heket (not to be confused with Hecate)
  • Snakes: Athena, Ezili Freda Dahomey, Lilith, Mami Waters, Simbi, Lady Asherah
  • Cows: Brigid, Hathor, Hermes, Isis, Lakshmi, Maeve, Shiva
  • Fish: Atargatis, La Baleine, La Sirene, Yemaya
  • Pigs: Demeter, Seth
  • Protect animals in general: Aphrodite, Artemis, Baba Yaga, Faunus, Hathor, Lilith. (Saint Anthony as well)

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