Tigers as Symbols

  1. The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India, the Malayan Tiger is the national animal of Malaysia, the Siberian tiger is the national animal of South Korea, and the Royal Bengal Tiger is the national animal of Bangladesh.stately tiger
  2. The tiger is one of the12 Chinese Zodiac Animals. People born in the year of the tiger are thought to be competitive, self-confident, and brave.
  3. As a spirit animal, the meaning for the tiger is said to be willpower, courage, and personal strength.
  4. It is believed that the Chinese tiger bears on its forehead the Chinese character "wang" (?), meaning "the king".tiger
  5. In the Choson Dynasty Korea (1392-1910), military officials were decorated with tiger embroideries because tigers were respected for their strength and courage.
  6. When the Japanese had colonial rule over Korea from 1910-1945, nationalists saw tigers as symbols of resistance to imperial rule.
  7. Tiger skin in Tantric Buddhism represents the transformation of anger into wisdom and insight, and is thought to protect the meditator from outside harm or spiritual interference.sleeping tiger
  8. Some recognize tigers and dragons as powerful symbols representing the balanced forces of yin and yang.
  9. The Chinese god of wealth, Tsai Shen Yeh, is often shown sitting on top of a tiger to emphasize his power.
  10. In Hinduism, warrior goddess Durga is often depicted riding a tiger while carrying weapons.
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