Desire To Think
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Desire To Think

Bear-king Jāmbavān and animal symbolism

Monkeys and Bears Investigate the Rikshabila Cave — LACMA

Since olden times, animals of all kinds have been deeply symbolic for human societies in many different ways. This is evident in the role of animals in many fables, fairy stories and children’s tales across the world, many of which have ancient origins. Such symbolism evidently reflect the deepest psychological dispositions of ancient hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies.

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Peter Sahota

Peter Sahota

Writing on ancient literatures and world mythology. Future articles will be on Rig Veda, Sanskrit, Old English, Indo-European literature, Egypt, China etc.