The bear is extremely popular in legends of many cultures. For Native Americans, the bear symbolizes a free spirit. It is also associated with a great wind because the bear is strong. Bears also symbolize warrior spirit and courage to fight. Specific bears represent different things. For example, black bears symbolize being resourceful. A brown bear symbolizes standing up for one’s beliefs.
A grizzly bear symbolizes facing your fears. A Kodiak bear is said to symbolize ferocity. A sun bear symbolizes wisdom. A polar bear symbolizes ultimate survival, and the panda bear is a symbol of gentleness and strength. It also symbolizes good luck, peace and a positive outlook on life.