The third Animwaa of the Bear-Yak Zodiac is the Great Pig, Eishon, Cautious Arbitrator, and Courageous Ungulate of the Fierce Friends.
3. The Pig
Army: The Fierce Friends
Role: Cautious Arbitrator
Enneagram: No. 1, The Perfect Foe
Kalendar: ││╎│, ││╎╎
Old Zodiac: Capricorn 14° – Capricorn 21°
Dates: Jan. 4 PM – Jan. 11 AM
The Pig answered the call of his friends, the Bear and the Bat, and joined the First Army of the New Zodiac. He was the third member of the “Fierce Friends“, and revered among the Animwaa for this noteworthy status. He ventured forth to the corners of the New Atlas in search of Animwaa who would come to fight the Great War, and everywhere he went among humans he wandered cautiously and surreptitiously, never revealing his identity as an Immortal.
Kalen taught the Pig that his spiritual meaning had been missed by many people who merely saw a creature ruled by appetites, lust and greed. Pigs are not greedy creatures, but sensual. Pigs are not lustful, but passionate. Pigs are creatures who respond to hunger, it is true, but so do all beings. Pigs show the acquisitive side of Spirit, revealing the potential for prosperity and mastery. Pigs are not messy, but organized and able to respond to life’s challenges with intelligence, curiosity, and good listening skills.
The Great Pig earned the nickname “Cautious Arbitrator” among the Fierce Friends because of his ability to resolve disputes among the Six Armies of the New Zodiac with even-handedness and wisdom, only after carefully listening to all sides and exposing the dirty secrets that some parties would rather have kept hidden. Because of Eishon’s friendly nature, he was well received throughout the world everywhere he traveled on behalf of the Bear. Eishon often resolved disputes by asking each party to be willing to think of themselves as capable of whatever dirty business they thought the other was engaging in.
Beionai gave Eishon an important role in defeating Capricorn: he would need to listen to Capricorn’s subjects and gather evidence of his maliciousness and wickedness. They would use this information to build support among the Animwaa for going to War, and for solidifying their alliances. Pig had the ability to wander into human towns and listen to their conversations without them paying much attention. He used this skill to learn how the wicked Sea-Goat was increasingly using his power to make people more greedy and lustful and reckless with the natural world.
The Great Pig has two character traits in common with Capricorn: an earthy hard-working nature combined with ambition for achievement. His hard-working sensibility takes the form of an earthy whole-heartedness which helps him to achieve what he sets his mind to; in contrast, Capricorn’s effort is fatiguing and energy-sapping. The Pig’s ambition is tempered by his devotion to the good of the whole world and especially the purpose of the First Army; set against him, Capricorn’s drive is self-focused and often harmful to the world (at least this becomes more clear as the Second Wave ends and the Third Wave begins).