Familiars in witchcraft are believed to be spiritual entities or animals that assist witches in performing magical rituals. They are often depicted as black cats, owls, or toads. Familiars are considered to be a witch's companion and protector, providing guidance and protection during their practices.
Spirit animals are believed to be animals that accompany us throughout our lives and provide guidance, wisdom, and protection. In many spiritual traditions, spirit animals are seen as messengers from the divine and are thought to have a special relationship with humans. Discovering one's spirit animal is often seen as a way to connect with the spiritual world and gain insight into one's life path.