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Feet and wounds

Lameness has its own symbolism, however, wounds to the foot take on the symbolism of the Feet and shoes .  A wounded foot means a wounded soul – a weakness and an area of vulnerability psychologically.

Achilles is fatally wounded in these Greek statues.

 

Certain parts of the foot – such as the heel are areas of particular vulnerability and attack.  This is true in many cultures, hence we have Achilles heel, but also the heels of Sigurd and Krishna.

From the Myth Encyclopaedia

Krishna, one of the most popular Hindu gods, is revered as a supreme deity and the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. Worshiped as a restorer of order to the world, he appears in a number of myths and legends. The most important source of stories about Krishna is the Mahabharata, the great Hindu epic written between 400 B . C . and A . D . 200, and the Bhagavatam, written later……………..

The climax of Krishna's long struggle against the forces of evil came with the great war between two families: the noble Pandavas and their evil cousins the Kauravas. Krishna served as the charioteer of Arjuna, one of the Pandava leaders. Although he took no part in the fighting, Krishna gave advice to Arjuna, and the Pandavas eventually defeated the Kauravas and rid the world of much evil.

After the war, Krishna returned to Dvaraka. One day while he sat in the forest, a hunter mistook him for a deer and shot an arrow at him. The arrow pierced Krishna's heel, his only vulnerable spot. After Krishna died, his spirit ascended to Goloka, a heavenly paradise, and his sacred city of Dvaraka sank beneath the ocean

Read more: Krishna - Myth Encyclopedia - mythology, god, war, Hindu, world, life, demon, king, people, evil

 Thorns or splinters also indicate a mental wound.  To have a thorn in one’s foot indicates a wounded soul……….

Rumi – The Love Poems

From A Thorn in the Heart

Upon her pulse he laid his gentle hand
He spoke of the problems of life
Like thorns in the foot
Which are hard to find
We moisten the spot, we touch the lip
So painful, so tricky, a thorn in the foot
Imagine how much harder
A thorn in the heart
If we could all find the thorn in our hearts
No sorrow would gain the upper hand

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