Saturday, 31 August 2013

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

The Rhinoceros is one of the giant animals of planet Earth. The name Rhinoceros came from two ancient Greek words. One is "rhino" means nose and another is "ceros" means horn. Normally they are not that rude. But Rhinoceros can be very dangerous when angry. They charge with his giant body mass pointing on his strong horn on his nose. Actually that horn was not made by bone. That is only concentrated skin. The most exiting thing about this magnificent beast is their skin is too thick to be cut by normal cutting accessories. The Rhinoceros symbolize power, jurisdiction, vigor, sovereignty and concord. They are the symbol of fertility and courage according the African culture. The modern symbol of the wildlife conservation is the black Rhinoceros. The are usually killed or hunted for their horn. The horn is useful for some medicine.

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus is giant animal with strong and big jaw. They are very territorial animal. Though they are vegetarian, if some animal or human cause any threat to hippo, they will attack with their brute force. In Africa most people died by the attack of hippos. This animal can mostly be found in African territory. The Egyptians has many myths about this giant animal. Actually the name Hippopotamus comes from Egypt. It means river horse. In ancient Egypt, hippos ruled the fertile mud of Nile river. There was a goddess named Tauret. She was a goddess of protection and fertility. She was portrayed as a standing hippo with human breasts. The Hippopotamus also symbolize rejuvenation and rebirth. The Hippopotamus of red color is associated with the god Seth and disorder.
Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Michelangelo Buonarroti-Biography

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Born: March 6, 1475, Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
Died: February 18, 1564, Rome, Italy
Full name: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Periods: Italian Renaissance, High Renaissance, Renaissance
Parents: Lodovico di Leonardo di Buonarroti di Simoni, Francesca di Neri del Miniato di Siena
Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, also known as Michelangelo was a famous High Renaissance Italian architect, sculptor, engineer, painter and poet. He had a significant role in developing western art. Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese near Arezzo, Tuscany. His father Lodovico di Leonardo di Buonarroti di Simoni was a government employee. Michelangelo was raise in Florence. Her mother Francesca di Neri del Miniato di Siena died there. Then he was raise by a stonecutter family. 

Cow

Cow

The cow is the most common domestic animal on earth. Its also very useful mammal. So that the cow symbolize nourishment. Its also associated with Mother Earth. Cow has crescent horns and that represent the Moon. Cow also gives milk. Milk is associated with the stars of the Milky Way. Cow is also very sacred animal in Hindu religion. Cow is the symbol of the god Krishna.
The Cow

The Cow

The Elephant

The Elephant

The Elephant is the most giant mammal living on the land of the earth. It has a large long nose in front of his head. It has a long tail and 2 big ears. The elephant is mostly associated with the culture of Africa and Asia. According to Buddhism, elephant is the symbol of patience and wisdom. They also represent strength and stability. There is a god according to Hindu religion named Ganesha. He has a head of an elephant. He is the god of business and prosperity.
The Elephant

The Elephant


The Horse

The Horse

From ancient periods, the horse have been a good friend and companion to mankind. Its a very useful mammal. The horse represents purity, speed, beauty, nobility and freedom. The horse is also describes as a solar symbol. It is symbol of intelligence according to bible. Horse also symbolize conquering power. This animal symbolize victory or destruction depending on its color. The white horse symbolize light, sun, day vitality, illumination, resurrection etc. The white horse is also associated with the winged white horse of Greek mythology named Pegasus. According to Muslim cultures horse is a symbol of happiness.
The Horse

The Horse

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Vincent van Gogh-Biography

Vincent van Gogh

Born: March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands
Died: July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Full name: Vincent Willem van Gogh
Period: Post-Impressionism
Parents: Theodorus van Gogh, Anna Cornelia Carbentus
Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert, Netherlands on March 30, 1853. His Father was a Protestant minister named Theodorus van Gogh and his mother was Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Vincent van Gogh was named after his elder brother, who died a year before him during birth. He also has 2 younger brothers and 3 sisters.

Monday, 26 August 2013

The Dog

The Dog

From early cultures the dog has been considered as a good pet and friend. Dog has strong nose and eye. So they are very sensitive to their surroundings. Because of they can sense any bad things or unusual activity. This animal symbolize friendship, loyalty, trust, and guardianship. Dog is also associated with fire and rain-making in early African and American culture.
Dog
Dog

Wolf

Wolf

The wolfs are hunting animal. They have strong sense of  smell and they hunt in a group. The wolf was a symbol of maternal care in ancient Roman culture. They also represented courage, victory and guardianship. Now a days, wolves are the symbol of cunning, cruelty and greed. They also symbolize free will and unity. Wolves are related mammal to dogs. So like dogs they also symbolize friendship and loyalty. In native American culture, the wolf is associated with pathfinder. They are also associated with adaptation powers. They also symbolize shapeshifting.
Wolf

Wolf

Leonardo da Vinci-Biography

Leonardo da Vinci

Born: April 15, 1452, Vinci, Italy
Died: May 2, 1519, Amboise, France
Full name: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
Period: High Renaissance
Parents: Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, Caterina
Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a famous polymath of high Renaissance. A Polymath is a person who have significant role in different subject areas. Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, musician, cartographer, botanist, sculptor, architect, inventor, mathematician, engineer, anatomist, geologist and writer.He is one of the most
talented as well as mysterious person of all time. He was born in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci on April 15, 1452. His father was "Antonio da Vinci". Who was a rich landlord. His mother was a peasant girl named "Caterina". Leonardo da Vinci was their out-of-wedlock son. He didn't had a surname actually. Cause "da Vinci" means "of Vinci". So his name means "Leonardo of Vinci".

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Fox

Fox

Fox is a sharp and hunting animal. This mammal is treacherous and sly. The fox is one of the most cunning animal. Fox is symbol of selfishness and treachery. Its also a shapeshifter in some cultures. Fox is found in many literature and folklore as a disguise. This animal can be found in every part of the world.
Fox

Fox

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Monkey

Monkey

Monkeys are the mammal close to humans. There are about 260 known living types of monkeys found on earth. In Hindu culture, monkeys are considered as gods. The god Hanuman is a monkey. He is the friend of great god Rama. But in Christian cultures, monkeys symbolize arrogance and cheating. The Japanese has the famous 3 mystic monkey myth that symbolize the correct path: see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.
Monkey

Monkey

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Bear

Bear

Bear are giant ferocious animal. There are several types of bear around the world.  Bear is associated with medicine, healing, and wisdom in many ancient cultures. Bears also symbolize courage and strength. A common national personification for Russia is a Russian Bear.
Bear

Bear

Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Kangaroos are large animal with 2 long rear legs and 2 short front legs. This mammal is a symbol of progress, energy and endurance. Cause Kangaroos can only move forward and this animal can keep moving for months without water. Kangaroos symbolize family ties in some culture. Kangaroos also symbolize ancestors in Australia.
Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Bat

Bat

Bats are the only mammal on earth who can fly like birds. They have very sensitive ear. Some bats can't see. And they use sound waves to locate the surroundings. There are 2 common types of Bat. Megabats and echolocating microbats. Bat is like a mixed creature of bird and rat. So bat is the symbol of duplicity. Its also associated with vampires and devil in the western culture. Some cultures consider Bat as a rain maker.
Bat

Bat

Rat

Rat

A rat is a small animal with 4 short legs, 2 small ears, 1 pointy nose, and a long tail. It has sharp front teeth. So it can tear something up with its teeth. Rat is commonly symbolic to death and destruction. But in the Asia region, Rats are the symbol of wealth and luck. According to Hindu religion, Rat is associated with the elephant headed god Ganesha. Ganesha is also the god of business.
Rat

Rat

Rabbit

Rabbit
Rabbits are small mammals with 2 long pointy ears, 1 short tail and 4 strong legs. They can run so fast. Rabbit is a symbol of the moon. It also symbolize rebirth and fertility according to some ancient cultures. Rabbit also represents vigilance in Christian symbolism for its speed and alertness. Rabbits foot is considered to bring good luck.
Rabbit

Rabbit


Agate

Agate

Agate is one of the oldest gemstones found in the history. This stone symbolize longevity and courage. Agate has a myth that it can make the wearer invisible. Agate was also used to increase harvesting. Agate can give protection from bad dreams. It was used as a jewelry since the ancient Babylonian times. This precious stone is found mostly from a mine in Germany since 1548. Agate is also found in Brazil, America, Uruguay, Madagascar, India, Egypt, China, Scotland etc.
Agate

Agate

Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Bloodstone is also know as heliotrope. This is a small green stone with distinctive red spots like blood. There is a myth that, bloodstone is formed by the bleeding of Christ and the green earth. This stone is considered as a healing stone. Bloodstone also symbolize  relations and purity. It is believed that Bloodstone can work as a helping material for removing obstacles. It also gives courage. Bloodstone was also used for stopping bleeding. I can also block evil. Bloodstone is commonly found in India, Brazil, China, America etc.
Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Cat's Eye

Cat's Eye

This stone is also known as tigers's eye. Cat's Eye represents mental  purity and insight. Its associated with meditation. There is some myths about Cat's Eye that, it can bring good luck and eliminate evil. This gemstone sources are India, Brazil, China, Madagascar, Burma and US.
Cat's Eye

Cat's Eye

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is a blue precious stone. It symbolize power, strength and wisdom. Lapis Lazuli is also the Egyptian symbol of truth. Lapis Lazuli has a myth that it can increase psychic strength and mind power. Its also a symbol of friendship. During the ancient Egyptian cultures, people buried a piece of Lapis Lazuli with the dead body for protection. During that period this stone was considered more valuable than gold. The sources of this stone are Russia, America, Chili. But the most famous source of Lapis Lazuli is the mountains of Afghanistan.
Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Crystal

Crystal

Crystals are the symbol of purity. Its also a important material of magic. There are many myths about crystals like- crystal balls of crystal eye etc. Crystals are considered as a healing and meditation tool for its ability to store and transmit energy.
Crystal

Crystal

Friday, 9 August 2013

Mammals

Mammals

From ancient ages, the mammals served a  huge source of symbolism. Many animals were symbolized as gods. They also represents luck and power and wisdom. Many mammals are linked with human characteristics. Some mammal were respected as a helpful creature. And some were treated badly for being the symbols of bad nature. The mammals of earth have influenced the mankind for creating vehicles, adopting with the nature etc.
Cheetah

Cheetah

Gold

Gold

We all know that gold is very precious. But is also a perfect metal. Its a long lasting and malleable metal. Gold is also rust proof. Gold shines with its sun-like golden color that symbolize the masculine Sun. Gold also represents perfection. This metal is the most stable matter on earth. So this precious unique metal also signifies the highest position of incorruptibility, spirit and purity. The earlier Inca empire covered their new kings with gold dust. Its also connected with various religions. Mayans, Incas and Aztecs worshipped gold. They also reserved gold for the top level individuals and the rituals. Gold is often awarded as the symbol of the highest honor or achievement. Like the Olympic gold medal. In many cultures, gold is often symbolize the corruption because of the crimes related with golds. The sources of Gold are South Africa, Chaina.
Gold

Gold

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Emerald

Emerald

This stone is significantly associated with Goddess Venus. Emerald symbolize spring, youth fertility and immortality.Its also represents love and hope. The Emeralds were buried with the Mummies in the Egyptian culture to ensure their eternal youth. Its also believed that this precious stone has some healing power. Emerald is also a symbol of faith in Christian culture. An Emerald with a right shape and color shade can be more valuabe than Diamond. This gemstone is found in Brazil, India, Australia, Pakistan and South Africa, Pakistas and South Africa.
Emerald

Emerald

Sapphire

Sapphire

Truth and peace are symbolized by the Sapphire. They have special significance in Hindu culture. Sapphires are also associated with self-control and the planet Saturn. Some thought that Sapphires are evil.
Sapphire

Sapphire

Monday, 5 August 2013

Moonstone

Moonstone

Moonstone is like a pale white stone like the color of moon. So from early years its been associated with moon. Moonstone symbolize fertility. The women of Arabic culture use these moonstones with their robes. Its also believed that moonstones can balance menstrual cycle.
Moonstone

Moonstone

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Diamond

Diamond

Diamond is the symbol of truth and purity. Its one of the most precious stones found on earth. Its shining links it to the sun. Diamond is used often for engagement rings. Its said that the diamond heals the emotions of the wearer.
Diamond

Diamond

Friday, 2 August 2013

Jade

Jade

This gemstone have special significance in Chinese mythology. Jade is the symbol of Heaven and purity. Jade also represents justice, courage and moral purity. Some cultures believe that Jade brings good luck.
Jade

Jade


Ruby

Ruby

The Ruby gemstone is the symbol of love, vitality and courage. Astrologers linked Ruby with Saturn and Mars. These planets are the symbol of passions. Some wore Rubies for the myth that they become darken during danger.
Ruby

Ruby


Topaz

Topaz

Topaz is a famous precious stone for its empathetic quality. Faithfulness, friendship, forgiveness are symbolized by Topaz. Some astrologer believed that Topaz heals exhaustion and stimulate appetite.
Topaz

Topaz

Precious Stones

Precious Stones

Precious stones of gemstones are valuable sometimes for their color or shape or glossiness. Its also precious cause its not so available on earth. Diamonds, Emeralds, Topazs, Moonstones, Lapis Lazulis, Bloodstones, Rubys, Agates, Jades shine with their color and light. Usually precious stones are found from earth. So they symbolize divine energy and spiritual power. They also represents purity and healing powers or protections. Many cultures signifies status with precious stones.
Precious Stones

Precious Stones