The mouse is one of the oldest mammals on Earth, so despite its small size, it has such a significant place in popular beliefs and related symbols. The role of the mouse in symbolism is explained by its features: small size, fertility, secrecy and timidity, as well as mobility and activity.
According to some mythological traditions, the mouse appears in the image of the human soul, since at the time of death, the soul leaves the body without a trace, just as the mouse quickly climbs into the burrow. Therefore, everything destructive: burial rites, death, diseases are also associated with this animal.
In other cultures, for example, Greek or Indian, the mouse has the symbolism of healing, getting rid of death.
For the inhabitants of Egypt, mice were considered something gluttonous and evil, because this is the scourge of the ancient state. They ate grain, which was the main wealth of Egypt at that time.
In ancient Greek dramas, these rodents were represented as the embodiment of sensuality, lust. That is why the coins together with Aphrodite - the goddess of love, depicted a mouse. Moreover, it was believed that women turn into mice-fast and active. And Apollo was depicted next to the mouse in engravings.
In Christian Europe, the mouse acquired the most infamous reputation, as it was believed that this rodent was turned into witches and wizards to bring chaos and destruction. Also this animal was considered the main symbol of theft and theft.
The Eastern lunar calendar, which has a 12-year cycle, opens with a mouse sign. This is not surprising , because it is a symbol of wealth and its accumulation. In China, they tried in every possible way to appease her, so that she was favorable and helped in everything. Even there was a belief called "mouse wedding" - when everyone went to bed early, so as not to anger the mice and left them a handful of grain, so that the house was happy.
In the modern sense, mice are personified as chthonic creatures that are associated with a pregnant woman due to her special state on the border of life and death. Even in dream books, a mouse is associated with pregnancy, the birth of a child, or a newborn.It is also worth mentioning that in Russia the symbolism of the mouse is used to attract wealth. and there is such a tradition to put the image of a small mouse in your wallet so that money is found..
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