This is another profile, whole creature design. Otter was considered one of the most powerful, magical, and indeed, dangerous creatures on the coast. To become a healer one had to obtain Otter magic, so if you are in the healing arts or need a gift for someone who is a healer, Otter is for you.
I want to make it plain that we are speaking of the otters that live in the fresh water NOT sea otters. Sometimes referred to as “land otters”. There is another aspect to Otters character that is very mysterious. He can appear as a half otter half human creature called “Koush-ti-kah”. This is a fearsome creature used to scare children and adults alike. Kushtika roams the deep forest and steals the souls of those he come in contact with leaving them an empty shell. On one hand he is the vehicle for communication with the spirit world that allows people to be healed from various maladies, and on the other he is a fearsome monster! I think that is kind of the way of the medical profession loved and feared.
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