Monday, September 20, 2010

Symbols of Animals

  • Ant -frugality and prevision
  • Ape -uncleanness
  • Ass – stupidity
  • Bat -blindness
  • Bear -ill-temper, uncouthness
  • Bee -industry
  • Beetle - blindness
  • Bull -strength, straight-forwardness
  • Bulldog -pertinacity
  • Butterfly -sportiveness, living in pleasure
  • Cat -deceit
  • Calf-cowardice
  • Cicada-poetry
  • Cock-vigilance, overbearing insolence
  • Crow- longevity
  • Crocodile-hypocrisy
  • Dog-fidelity, dirty habits
  • Dove-innocence, harmlessness
  • Duck-deceit
  • Eagle-majesty, inspiration
  • Elephant-sagacity
  • Fly-feebleness, insignificance
  • Fox-cunning, artifice
  • Goat - lasciviousness
  • Goose-conceit, folly
  • Gull-gullibility
  • Grasshopper-old age
  • Hare- timidity
  • Hawk-rapacity, penetration
  • Hen-maternal care
  • Horse-speed, grace
  • Jay-senseless chatter
  • Kitten-playfulness
  • Lamb-innocence, sacrifice
  • Lark-cheerfulness
  • Lion-noble courage
  • Lynx-suspicious vigilance
  • Magpie-garrulity
  • Mole- blindness, obstinacy
  • Monkey-tricks
  • Mule-obstinacy
  • Nightingale-forlornness
  • Ostrich-stupidity
  • Ox-patience, strength
  • Owl-wisdom
  • Parrot-mocking verbosity
  • Peacock-pride
  • Pigeon-cowardice
  • Pig-obstinacy, dirtiness
  • Puppy-empty-headed conceit
  • Rabbit-fecundity
  • Raven-ill luck
  • Serpent-wisdom
  • Sheep-silliness, timidity
  • Swan- grace
  • Swine-filthiness, greed
  • Tiger- ferocity
  • Tortoise-chastity
  • Vulture-rapine
  • Wolf-cruelty, savage ferocity, and rapine
  • Worm-cringing

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