Symbol of what is the bull?
All of us got used to consider a bull a symbol of remarkable force, diligence and persistence. Transferring physical data of this krutorogy animal to the associative ideas of it, we consider that the bull cannot just be another. And how the situation with a symbolical image of a bull actually is?
In the east representatives of family cow still are considered as sacred animals. At all times the bull for the people living in the countries close to the sun was continuation of essence of the Supreme deities. In it saw such miroopredelyayushchy elements as the sun, the earth, the sky, a rain and even the moon (thanks to a form of bull horns).
Ancient Iranians sacrificed a bull to the god to the sun, believing that its blood and a seed, will become the beginning of long-awaited arrival of spring. Researchers-culturologists consider that thus in a bull very capacious symbolical essence of vital energy and force is shown. Not accidentally on all the Euroasian continent connected with a bull only the strongest, most representative deities. It is enough to remember the Greek Zeus who, like a bull, was not only the most powerful representative Olimpa, but also the most loveful.
the Christian tradition saw an idolatry symbol (a cult of the Golden Calf) in a bull, but by the time of arrival of this religion to Russia was safely forgotten about a little body, and the hardworking animal began to be perceived as and it is necessary to it, in an image of that tractor which can both turn the mother earth, and to support people. At the same time the Russian person emphasized in an image of a bull also such strong quality in the manifestation as rage, violence of indomitable animal temper.
is Rather strong in symbolical shape of a bull and the sexual background. The strong bull in work was considered as many people and strong in reproduction. In Greek myths in an image of a white bull Zeus tempts the beauty Europe, and the Egyptian women as Diodor Sitsiliysky testifies, are bared before a sacred bull Apis.
the Interesting interpretation of a bull image resisting all aforesaid exists in Northern Asia. There by a black bull not life and lewd passion, but the most real Death goes Well, happens and so. After all the bull - an animal unique and, perhaps, to take on himself such strong lady in power only to him.