Orca (Killer Whale)

Orca (Killer Whale) – Polarity

Orca illustrated by Ravenari


Energy of change and changing, adaptability, clinical and detached intelligence, balancing ‘black and white,’ rejecting simple truths, polarity, dialect and language, being a predator to get what you want, socialising, needing others around you, wolf of the sea.

General Description:

The Orca, or ‘killer whale’ (a misnomer, since it is a dolphin first), is the largest member of the dolphin family. It is perhaps best known for its appearances in films like Free Willy, and among most people for its great intelligence, fierce and innovative hunting techniques, and distinctive black and white appearance.

There are five different ‘types’ of killer whale, depending on where they live, how they hunt, and so on. Killer whales have distinctive language dialects per pod and region, and have been described to have their own cultures. Killer whales are apex predators, and some will even target larger whale species for food; killing them through suffocation.