A useful guide to Strength Symbols. Discover facts and information on the Celtic, Inner, Japanese as well as the Chinese Strength Symbol.
Symbols of Strength
Strength is defined as the quality or state of being strong. It is the ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral. Strength is a force, vigor or power. It can be referred to as strength of the body, mind, memory or judgment. There are many different symbols of strength which are specific to individual cultures and religions who each have their own unique strength symbol; a few of the most popular symbols are described below.
|Tattoo Designs for Strength|
Strength symbols are an extremely popular choice for tattoo designs. Lions, Eagles, Tigers, Bears and other fierce creatures are all used to symbolise strength. If you are looking for something different, why not consider a flower? Did you know that the Gladiolus flower is a symbol of strength? The word gladiolus comes from the Latin word gladius which means a sword. It is also called the 'Sword lily' and recognised all over the world as a symbol of strength and sincerity.
Chinese Strength Symbol
The Chinese symbol for strength is shown in the image on the right. It is a combination of two individual letters.
Several animals and birds are also referred to as strength symbols by the Chinese including the Bear, Horse, Elephant, Tiger and Eagle. The Tiger is considered the king of the animals, a symbol of power, courage and bravery. The Bear is symbolic of the strength of man and represents his bravery and courage. The Horse is a symbol of speed and strength. The Eagle is a powerful bird of prey and symbolic of power and strength. Finally the Elephant symbolizes strength and power.
Celtic Strength Symbols
The Celtic sword is symbolic of physical power but is also considered to have magical properties. Many Celtic designs feature examples of strength symbols; the single and triple spirals found in many Irish Megalithic and Neolithic sites symbolise power and strength. The Oak tree is another example of a Celtic symbol which represents strength and power.
Strength Symbols - Facts
|Symbols Fact 1: Buddhists consider the lion symbolic of strength|
|Symbols Fact 2: Gold is often considered a symbol of strength and power|
|Symbols Fact 3: In the bible, rock is symbolic of strength and the protection of god. It is also the symbol of Saint Peter (the name Peter comes from the Greek word 'Petros' which translates to rock)|
|Symbols Fact 4: The form of the Japanese thunder god is represented by a strong man beating a drum|
|Symbols Fact 5: In nature, volcanoes, the ocean and waterfalls are just a few examples of the earths natural forces of strength|
|Symbols Fact 6: Apollo, the Greek god of the sun is symbolic of strength and power|
|Symbols Fact 7: The elephant is often considered a symbol of strength due to its size and strength|
|Symbols Fact 8: The Oak tree is symbolic of strength, power and protection. In Europe it symbolises heroism and the ancient Celts considered Oak groves to be sacred places|
|Symbols Fact 9: The horse. Hippogryph is a symbol of extreme power and also has the the ability to turn evil into good according to medieval legend|
|Symbols Fact 10: The Griffin is often used to symbolise strength, it strength was said to be more than one hundred eagles and eight lions!|
|Symbols Fact 11: In the far east, the tiger symbolises strength and is considered the king of beasts unlike other cultures where the lion is considered the king of beasts|
|Symbols Fact 12: Diamonds are considered by many to be symbols of strength, they are the hardest of all gemstones and the most precious|
|Symbol Fact 13: Religious symbols are often considered symbols of inner strength and belief particularly those which are worn by believers such as the Christian Cross or Muslim Hijab|
|Symbol Fact 14: The Greek god Zeus, the supreme ruler of both heaven and earth is the ultimate symbol of strength and power|
|Symbol Fact 15: Native American Indians consider the Eagle to be a symbol of strength|
Japanese Strength Symbol
The Japanese translation of the term 'inner strength' is shown on the right. The phrase 'Naimen-tekina tsuyo-sa' means inner strength and 'seishin ryokku' means spiritual strength in Japanese.
Inner Strength Symbol
Inner strength symbols are unique to the individual and their culture. The Celtic cross for example is often considered to be a symbol of inner strength. The cross represents Christianity and the surrounding circle symbolises eternal life and unending love. The Chinese dragon is another popular symbol of inner strength and many people choose to incorporate dragons in body art and tattoo designs.
"Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will"
Meaning of each Strength Symbol
Origin and History - Strength Symbol
Symbol - Japanese, Chinese, Celtic
Pictures of individual Strength Symbols
Pictures and Videos of Strength Symbols
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