© Lori Lappin, the Witch of WITCHCRAFTS ARTISAN ALCHEMY®

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A daughter of the Clan of the Cave Bear, this powerful prehistoric creature is a Clan Totem Spirit of my Neanderthal and early Old World European Pleistocene early Cro-Magnon Western Atlantic, Southwestern and Eastern European genetic ancestors, especially those from what is now Austria, Romania, Britain, Germany, France and the Russian Steppes. Cave bear remains have been found in abundance in the area of the Franco-Cantabrian Ice Age refugia (a known ice age refuge for my North Atlantic Megalithic Culture ancestors, an area renowned for its ice age cave art), but no cave bear remains have to date been found in Scandinavia, Scotland or the Baltic countries. The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) was a species of bear that lived in Europe and Asia during the Pleistocene and became extinct about 24,000 years ago during the Last Glacial Maximum.