The symbol has a dual meaning. Typically, bull represents the masculine principle, solar regenerative effect on all the celestial gods, as well as fecundity, male productive force, the royal origin.

In other cases, it symbolizes the earth and the feminine force of nature. When a bull becomes the moon, there go the moon goddess - Astarta and Europe, and it means taming the male animal and the beginning.

Byke or rider on the bull, pulling a cart, are the attributes of solar warrior of the sky, the storm and solar deities. Roar of the bull symbolizes thunder, rain and fertility. As the embodiment of man's productive forces, is associated with a fertile bull by the sun, rain, storm, thunder and lightning, therefore, as with the dry and wet elements. Heavenly deities are often in the form of a bull, a goddess portrayed him as a husband.

Sacrifice of a bull and tavroboliya take place in worship Attisu and Mitra, as well as in the ancient New Year celebrations. Bull symbols - the usual case in shumeriyskih and Semitic cults.

Chelovekobyk - it is usually guard that protects a mid, or treasure, or any door. It protects against evil and is usually apotropichnym. The head of a bull (the most important part, because it contains his life principle) means sacrifice and death. Zakalyvanie bull on New Year symbolizes the death of winter and the birth of creating vitality.

In Buddhism Bull represents personality, ego, and is an attribute of the god of the dead Pit, which is sometimes depicted with the head of a bull or buffalo.

A Celtic god-bull symbolized strength and wisdom. For Druid bull - this is the sun, a cow - the land.

A Chinese bull is considered one of the animals Twelve Terrestrial Branches.

In Christianity, bull symbolizes the brutal force and is the emblem of St.. Evstafiev, tortured in a copper byke, and St.. Tesla.

In the Egyptian bull Apis was Osiris Avatar "and the second life and a servant of PTA." He was also worshiped in the form of Mnevsa or Mervera. He was devoted to solar god Ra, which is in the image of the celestial bull, every day the sky goddess Nut fertilize. God of the earth Neb was also celestial goddesses bulls. Thigh bull considered phallic foot Seth, symbolizing fertility, strength, and the North Pole.

A bull was considered to be an attribute of the Greek Zeus, the god of heaven, and Dionysus, which is depicted with horns, and sometimes with the head of a bull, which represented the male principle. Dedicated to Poseidon, the butler who had been in Ephesus "bulls." A wet strength, a bull was an attribute of Aphrodite.

Jewish Yahweh - a "bull of Israel, therefore, it is the power of Yahweh.

A Hindu is a symbol of strength, speed, productivity, reproductive forces of nature. Shiva travels to byke Nandine, Curator of the West. Bull is also an attribute of Agni - "A powerful bull" and a form of Indra in his fertile aspect. The bull symbolizes the vital breath vseobnimayuschee Ayditi. The force given somoy, often equated to force the bull. Rudra is connected to the cow-goddess.

Do Iranians bull symbolizes the soul of the world, and its productive forces are associated with the Moon and the blessed rain clouds. The bull was first created the animals and the first animal killed Arimanom. Of the bull's souls have been created since the whole controversy.

In the Minoan culture of this great God. Bull sacrificed to god of earthquakes and the earth: "bull rejoice the one who shakes the Earth" (Homer).

In some cultures it was believed that an ox is earthquake poddevaya earth's horns, and then all hear him roar. On Crete, it would seem, is the reproductive power of nature.

In mitraizme bull is considered to be solar god and the sacrifice of a bull was the central ceremony in mitraizme. It also represents a victory over the savage nature of man and life, passed through death.

The bull with a lion is the symbol of death. In ancient Rome, a bull was considered to be an attribute of Jupiter, the God of heaven, dedicated to Mars, an attribute of Venus, and Europe, as the lunar deities. Europe as a symbol of the dawn, was carried to heaven solar bulls.

We Scandinavians bull - attribute the Torah and is dedicated to Free.

In the Sumerians and Semites heavenly bull groin deep furrow across the sky. Ramman, Ashur and Al went to hell and bykah called "bulls of heaven." Marduk, or Merodach, identified with Gudibirom, "bull of light." Sun, Enlil, and Enki - is "furious bull of heaven and earth." Moon god Sin is also a bull. Hittite sun god Teshub takes a bull and an aspect of the EA, as the god of magic, and often depicted in Sumerian art as a guardian of the entrance.

The Syrian and Phoenician Baal, or Bel, solar god of fertility and flocks, symbolized by the bull. Akkadian "bull guide begins zodiacal year. Winged bulls represent the spiritual custodians.

Zodiacal significance bull - Taurus is the symbol of the sun and the creative force of spring.

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