As a top predator, Jaguars were rare in the Mayan jungle. Their position of power made them an obvious symbol for the royal lines of kings. In the Atlantic Island Universe, the Jaguar artifact is also associated with winter, the color yellow, and masculine energy. The Jaguar artifact would work well for those who don’t shy away from confrontations. These people are also likely to be leaders at work/home and may be viewed as arrogant when they assume responsibility to get things done. Unfortunately, bulldozing through life relying mostly on strength and nerve may not always be the best answer.
Snakes were sometimes known to symbolize mankind and knowledge for the Mayans. In the Atlantic Island Universe, the Rattlesnake artifact is linked to the color red, new beginnings, and fire. Those with the Rattlesnake react quickly when provoked but usually prefer to avoid conflict. They may also be passionate, impatient, and could lash out against others without thinking. Quick reflexes may save your life. However, without a little planning, you can get into trouble just as quickly too. If you have the Snake, use it wisely so you aren’t burned by hasty decisions.
As with all Mayan associations, there are many interpretations for the owl. They were viewed as messengers of the gods, harbingers of death, and also known for clairvoyance. In the Atlantic Island Universe, the Owl artifact represents feminine energy, summer, the color white, and wisdom. The Owl is a perfect fit for those that seek knowledge and prefer reading to battle. This means Owls can be known as loners or even cowards as they may require time to make decisions. Knowledge and wisdom may be weakened or even lost without timely action. Even with the Owl, you may need to take a stand and fight for what is right.
Some Mayans associated the Turtle(shell) with longevity. In the Atlantic Island Universe, the Turtle artifact symbolizes the past, autumn, and the color blue. Those with the Turtle often put others first and are trying to make the world a better place. This is the most gentle and caring of the artifacts and may be unfairly viewed as the weakest. However, there is an amazing strength and even healing in the Turtle but it requires a delicate balance of power. The Turtle is selfless by nature, but there will be times when you must be brave enough to put yourself first.