Such a misunderstood creature and blamed incorrectly for so many things.
Its connection to death started way before the Black Death as it is a sacred animal of the Underworld carrying spiritual wisdom rather than plague ridden fleas.
In some cultures the rat is also considered to bring fertility and wealth.
It is definitely a cunning and resilient creature and although they do like to forage in the rubbish bins they are actually very clean animals.
Did you know that rats actually share their food with each other too? And they help each other out.
Spirituality, wisdom, fertility, wealth, cunning, resilience, cleanliness, sharing, kindness, helpful and resourceful.