Wolves are surrounded by notions of mysticism, magic and folklore. They are a strong animal totem in Native American spirituality and symbolism as well as being associated by characteristics that are very similar to human beings. They have rules in which they live by and a structured hierarchy of ranks that defines placement within the pack which are represented by an “Alpha” male or “Alpha” female position. What is also unique to the symbolism of the wolf is that they are known as loners as well as family oriented creatures. They have a very independent nature yet are loyal to family groups.