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The watchdog of the Moors

Elephants have been depicted in mythology, symbolism, and popular culture. They are both revered in religion and respected for their prowess in war. They are treated positively and are sometimes revered as deities, often symbolizing strength and wisdom. The Earth is supported and guarded by mythical World Elephants at the compass points of the cardinal directions, according to the Hindu cosmology of ancient India. The classical Sanskrit literature also attributes earthquakes to the shaking of their bodies when they tire. Wisdom is represented by the elephant in the form of the deity Ganesha, one of the most popular gods in the Hindu religion's pantheon. In Buddhist iconography, the elephant is associated with Queen Māyā of Sakya, the mother of Gautama...

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