What do elephants symbolize?
The Elephant is the ever gentle and wise Spirit animal that exemplifies focused Power and strength.
Elephant challenges you to protect the young and weak of your tribe while also recognizing the fantastic extended family unit and how Powerful love and loyalty become when shared. Note, however, that Elephant intuitively knows that not all “family” is bound by blood. Sometimes people come into our lives that hold that sacrosanct role energetically. Be on the lookout for a new relationship that often lasts for life and occasionally many incarnations.
Elephant loves seekers and students and often comes at a time when you’re focused on those types of goals in your life, mundanely or metaphysically.
In Denmark, there is a religious group called the Order of the Elephant. In this setting, the Elephant symbolizes purity, gentleness, and temperance. Meanwhile, in Sicily, Elephant Spirit has ties with sorcery and magic. Legend has it that a powerful mage named Heliodorus could transform himself into this grand creature. Africans also venerated the Elephant, honoring cooperation, mental keenness, long life, endurance, and devotion.
African lore says that Elephants are the Chieftains of the forest, having been reincarnated from ancient human chiefs. Their role is settling disputes among the native creatures. After all, who is going to argue with them? Other local symbolism includes joy, luck, leadership, determination, and serenity.