Another character archetype for you: the friendly beast. These are animals who help the hero along on his quest. The also demonstrate that Nature (capital N) has the hero’s back. I wanted to include Donkey from Shrek saying, “I’m making waffles,” but my Donkey looked like… well, let’s just say it was awful and leave it … More No. 9: Furry Friends
Here is a situation where context is super important. When an archetype (whether it be nature, or number, or color) could stand for more than one thing, what’s occurring in the story (as well as a reader’s prior knowledge) determines how that archetype is interpreted. Where have you seen snakes in literature?