O pig can have both positive and negative meanings. According to Chinese culture, the pig is the symbol of prosperity and wealth. On the other hand, it also represents ignorance, gluttony, lust, and selfishness, among others.
According to some religions, the pig is a animal impure, who is not worthy to receive spiritual knowledge. He is associated with filth, bad odor, unclean flesh, and Satan.
On the positive side, the pig symbolizes abundance and prosperity, usually represented in the figure of a sow. In Egypt, the goddess Nut (goddess of the sky and eternal mother of the stars) is often represented with the features of a sow, or a cow, nursing her young.
In China, pigs were raised as domestic animals and it was common to carve figures of these animals to bring fertility, wealth, and abundance. Following this thought, the pig-shaped clay safes were designed to bring prosperity.
According to Japanese and Tibetan traditions, the Boar's behavioral trait is its warrior qualities and fearless temperament, never backing down or running away from an opponent. Some samurai clans used the figure of the boar on their flags on the battlefield, as a symbol of bravery.
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