bear

The bear is a symbol of good will, heroic strength and clumsiness but also of malice, brutality and greed.

In many traditions, it is regarded as the king of animals, and it is a totem animal, which embodies the connection between heaven and earth. It was often considered as an animal ancestor of man. Shamans often use a bear mask to promote contact with evil spirits. In the traditions of American Indians it means supernatural strength, endurance and hurricane. In China it symbolizes strength and courage. The Greeks dedicated the bear to the goddess Artemis and Diana, and also as an attribute to Atlanta and Euphemia.

The women, who took part in the ceremonies presented by Artemide, were called "bears" and wore yellow clothes, imitating the bearskin. Diana turned Callisto into a bear. The Japanese bear symbolizes kindness, courage and strength. The Ainu bear is a cultural hero and divine messenger. The Teutons dedicated it to the god Torah.
The Atlas bear represents the female principle, and the Utley bear – the male principle. In the Bible, the bear is a symbol of paganism, which represents the sin of gluttony.
In alchemy, the bear meets the matter before it reaches a state of equilibrium.

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The tiger - The tiger is a symbol of power, strength and success, but at the same time it is a symbol of destruction, because the energy can be both creative and destructive.

The lion - In the symbolism of the elements associated with the fire, the lion represents courage, supreme power, nobility and pride.

The jaguar - Aztecs and Maya  believed that four jaguars represent the guardians of the road to peace.

The elephant - represents many qualities including: strength, royal power, dignity, patience, wisdom, longevity and happiness, as well as being a symbol of good luck.

The butterfly - is a symbol of a soul,  the fragility, the shortness of life, happiness and non-permanence.

The owl - It is a symbol of wisdom, knowledge, sensitivity, a prophetic gift, moderation, and melancholy.

The toad - In Vietnam, the toad is associated with rain, fertility, wealth, and sexuality. In Egypt, frogs were considered sacred animals.

 

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