How many animals mean something else?


#1

How many animals mean something else?

Dog means evil people.

Goat mean wicked.

Sheep followers of the shepherd.

What do other animals symbolize?

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#2

All animals have symbolic imagery to them, in different tines and places.

Some churches still use a pelican image (in strained glad or a a relief in art) to represent Christ, as a pelican will feed its chicks its blood and flesh when they are hungry.

I’ll google a bit…what an interesting topic!


#3

Here’s a list from the Catholic Encyclopedia:

newadvent.org/cathen/01517a.htm


#4

I am thinking of the evangelists
Lion, Ox, & Eagle

catholic-resources.org/Art/Evangelists_Symbols.htm


#5

You guys are total saints!

Michael: I would never have thought to look in the Catholic Encyclopedia!!!

THANKS!!!


#6

Cardinal-A prince in the Church

Skunk- sneaky, underhanded person

Weasel- get out of something in an underhanded way

Robin- sign of spring

Bear-a cranky, angry person

Mouse- a quiet, shy person

Rat-a tattle-tale


#7

Cat- a hipster
Shrew- a mean spirited female
Scorpion- gang member
Locust- famine


#8

In The Book of Tobit there was a dog that followed Tobias on his journey (6:2 and 11:4).He seemed like just a loyal pet, not evil at all.


#9

I wonder which breed?


#10

I read a children’s story about Adam & Eve and in this story there was a dog that followed them around and when they were expelled from the Garden The Lord allowed the dog to go with them for He knew they would need a loyal friend. The book ended with the reminder that DOG spelled backwards is still man’s best Friend!:slight_smile:


#11

I don’t know, it doesn’t say. But in most paintings, it is portrayed as just a little dog.

catholictradition.org/Angels/archangel-raphael.htm


#12

Miserissima

When I went to print out the article, I notice it was you that posted it.

THANKS!!!


#13

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