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About the Elephant
Elephants are the biggest land animals and its development period is 22 months considered as the longest of any land animal. An elephant calf at birth weighs 120 kilograms which is about 260lbs. They usually live for around 50 to 70 years but the oldest known and recorded elephant lived for around 82 years. In 1956, the ever largest elephant was found shot in Angola and this male elephant weighed about 11,000 kilograms (24,000lbs) with a 3.96 meters shoulder height (130ft). Adult elephants have no natural predators however they are endangered by human disturbance and poaching.
Aristotle once said that the elephant was "the beast which passes all others in wit and mind." The word elephant has its birth in the Greek meaning "ivory" or "elephant."
Elephant Gift Symbolism Around the World
The elephant is usually known as a symbol of good luck and of good fortune. They are also a symbol of wisdom, loyalty, strength, fidelity and longevity.
By nature, elephants have strong sense of loyalty. It is the largest mammal alive today and highly respected for its strength, intelligence and solitude. It holds a powerful place in the human imagination. Buddha has chosen the white elephant because he wanted to use it for his many incarnations. It is a rare animal and their appearance is still considered a phenomenon of the gods. Having a lucky elephant on your house or desk table will give you protection from bad luck and will motivate prosperity in your life.
To the Hindu, the elephant is found in the form of Ganesha who is known as the god of luck, fortune, protection and blessing.
In different western cultures, the elephant symbolizes reliability, dignity, power, royalty and pride and in Christian point of view it is a representation of temperance, patience and chastity.
In Chinese culture, the elephant is a symbol of happiness, longevity and good luck.
Other Asian cultures also consider the elephant is an enormous creature that carries the world at its back.
The elephants may come into our dreams and it is a sign that we are able to handle with any hindrance we are faced with at this time. In dream, elephants stand for power, sovereignty, stability, and stead-fastness. If you dreamt of riding an elephant this means you have the possibility of becoming a leader of the family, and others are greatly depending on you. If you dreamt of elephants in a circus this means you have a careless attitude about certain situation and you may want to spend more interest to it.
Through observing the elephant we can gather more symbolic meaning with its nature. They can be considered as a symbol of responsibility due to its ability to take care and to take responsibilities of its offspring as well as their elders. The elephant also has enormous determination for standing up and defending members of the group in its natural territory.