A useful guide to Strength Symbols. Discover facts and information on
the Celtic, Inner, Japanese as well as the Chinese Strength
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.
symbol for strength is shown in the image on the right.
It is a combination of two individual letters.
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
Fact 1: Buddhists consider the lion symbolic of
Fact 2: Gold is often considered a symbol of
strength and power
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)
Fact 4: The form of the Japanese thunder god is
represented by a strong man beating a drum
Fact 5: In nature, volcanoes, the ocean and
waterfalls are just a few examples of the earths natural
forces of strength
Fact 6: Apollo, the Greek god of the sun is symbolic
of strength and power
Fact 7: The elephant is often considered a symbol of
strength due to its size and strength
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
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
Fact 10: The Griffin is often used to symbolise
strength, it strength was said to be more than one
hundred eagles and eight lions!
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
Fact 12: Diamonds are considered by many to be
symbols of strength, they are the hardest of all
gemstones and the most precious
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
Fact 14: The Greek god Zeus, the supreme ruler of
both heaven and earth is the ultimate symbol of strength
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" Mahatma Gandhi
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