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Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intelligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usually noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, Eagle is not strong enough to hunt whales alone. Eagles may often be depicted with Salmon, one of its favourite foods, with a hooked beak and small ears.
According to Margaret August, "they are considered the highest form of spiritual protection and assistance", and for this reason we "can be sure that the ancestors have heard our prayers."