Posted by Christine L on 24th Jun 2015

The luck of the Elephant

Did you know an elephant is more than just an animal? 

For many different cultures, a elephant symbolizes different things. In many African cultures, the elephant is a symbol of strength and power. It’s praised for its size, longevity, stamina, mental faculties, cooperative spirit, and loyalty. In South Africa, they use elephant tusks in their coat of arms to represent wisdom, strength, moderation and eternity. Also, elephants symbolize the virtue of patience.

Not only do elephants symbolize wisdom, strength, patience, moderation and eternity, they also symbolize good luck in many cultures. They hold it as a charm.

In Eastern cultures, the trunk should be faced downwards for it to bring food fortune in the household.

In Western Cultures, the trunk should be faced upward to ensure luck and prosperity will forever live in the household. Also, if it is faced downwards, it signifies mourning.