RatA 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.