Avatar: The Last Airbender

Season 1 Episode 7

Winter Solstice (1): The Spirit World

Aired Friday 6:30 PM Apr 08, 2005 on Nickelodeon



  • Allusions

    • Aang refers to Appa and Avatar Roku's dragon as animal guides. This is a clear reference to familiars, servants of supernatural beings, such as witches and wizards, who were usually animals. Such species were commonly black cats, snakes, toad or frogs, and owls. Like Avatar animal guides, these creatures usually displayed high intelligence and wisdom almost equal to that of their masters, if not above an average human, despite their animal origin.