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Public Altar to the Fox

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.