Friday, February 5, 2010
PRIMAL ANIMALS AS ELEMENTAL SPIRITS
Though the Horse is not indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, clay figures of horses are found in many tribal areas, and are linked to a cult of the Spirit world. The horse, like the Elephant, and the Tiger, inspires awe, and is associated with Divine energies. The Horse is thought to embody the spirit of the wind, and the whole cosmos is sometimes compared to the sacrificial horse. On the other hand the elephant is linked with the waters, whereas the Tiger is often connected with the spirit of fire.