Symbols - What does heaven look like
Symbolically equivalent to the Bull – see Bull and Cow. Its tusks are equivalent in this context to horns. In terms of power it is difficult to tell symbolically at what level the boar is placed as a representation of an Intelligence in the Intelligence hierarchy. For many Celtic cultures it was the most powerful symbol but of course they had never seen an elephant!
Symbolism in use
The Boar is often found in Norse mythology. Linked to both Freyr and Frejya, its body often formed the crest on helmets representing a potent sign of protection and ferocity in battle. The Wild Boar was the mightiest of the totem animals of the Vanir.
For iPad/iPhone users: tap letter twice to get list of items.
- Beowulf - Arriving at the King's Palace #000326
- Colin Wilson - Mysteries - Celtic gods and beliefs #010727
- Hypnerotomachia Poliphili - Thorny Forest #001873
- Rig veda - Rudra with braided hair #001722
- The Book of Taliesin - The Battle Of the Trees - 08 #013928
- Yeats, W B - The Wind among the Reeds - Do you not hear me calling, white deer with no horns #007125