Animal Symbols

Bat Symbol

Bear Symbol

Bird Symbol

Bull Symbol

Butterfly Symbol

Cat Symbol

Dog Symbol

Dolphin Symbol

Elephant Symbol

Fox Symbol

Horse Symbol

Lion Symbol

Monkey Symbol

Owl Symbol

Shark Symbol

Snake Symbol

Spider Symbol

Tiger Symbol




Dog Symbol

Dog Symbol
Dog is a symbol for companion and guardian. In a positive light they are a symbol of loyal, faithful, honesty and willing to fight injustice.

The dog is seen as a powerful symbol of loyalty, intelligence and vigilance. As a descendant from the Asiatic Wolf man’s relationships with dogs goes back over 40,000 years and then it was the 11th sign of the Zodiac where it represented symbols both positive and negative. In some ancient civilizations the Dog was a symbol of the underworld. In Egypt, the guardian of the dead was Anubis who was a dog-headed god. The jackal portrayed as black was the symbol of both death and regeneration.

The Dog’s quality made it associated to a guardian and therefore the protector of souls that entered the underworld. Its ability see well in the dark makes it a symbol of instinctive knowledge and the Greeks, North American Indians and Romans were said to associate Anubis with a star (Sirius) and called it a dog star. Additionally, in ancient Mexico, the dog was buried with human sacrifice so that it could guide it to the hereafter while in ancient Scottish legend the green dog of the faerie world was believed to drive nursing mothers into the hills so as to provide milk for the fairy creatures. In the recent world, a dog is a beloved human companion and friend because of its fidelity, loyalty, and affection. Despite this some cultures it is considered unclean.


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