Great Eagle is Yakari's totem who takes the form of a Great American Bald Eagle who aids Yakari with his wisdom and guidance.
He gifted Yakari the blessing of being able to talk to animals, once stating such a gift should allow for "greater understanding". Additionally, he gave Yakari his most beautiful feather, which Yakari wears proudly throughout the entire series.
Whenever he appears, a bright light heralds his coming. The surrounding sky appears golden during the day and silver at night. He always gives Yakari sage advice and guidance, though is occasionally vague or speaks in riddles. Great Eagle helps Yakari to overcome problems, struggles, and also teaches him various lessons about the world around them.