As I was walking in Schenley Park today, I came across this altar under the Panther Hollow Bridge.
This figurine of a red fox was placed in the joist of the bridge creating a public altar to the fox. The fox brings the animal magic of charm, curiosity and luck—so I thought it was an excellent place to start my new Pilgrimage Pittsburgh project.
According to Avia Venefica, the Celts considered the fox to be a guide, honored for his wisdom. In Japan, the fox is a symbol of longevity and protection from evil. The fox is a phenomenal shapeshifter and incredibly adaptive.
The fox encourages us to think outside the box and use our intelligence in different and creative ways.