Most insects change, e.g.:
Catterpillars to butterflies.
Larvae to mosquitoes.
As do amphibians, e.g.:
Tadpoles to frogs.
Axolotls to salamanders.
Or else signs of the change to maturity in animals:
Adult stags grow antlers.
The "ugly duckling" becomes a swan, etc.
Animals representing change or maturity.?
I need a metaphor in the form of an object or thing that represents change or maturity. If you know a couple please list them, or any thing close. This can be from any culture or time period. And I would prefer animals to other objects.
- Moths and butterflies go through chrysalis stages to transform from catepillars. This represents metamorhposis from "larva" to "adult", as something going through or experiencing development.
Frogs transform from tadpoles to adult frogs. Not sure what that process is called though. A metaphor for the frog is the princess kissing the frog to transform him into a handsome prince.00
- I know owls represent wisdom.00
- Chameleon represents change--
"Some chameleons change color to match their mood. This occurs by sacks of pigment in their skin.
The Mediterranean Chameleon (Chameleon chameleon) turns black after being frightened by a dog. Some chameleon species are able to change their skin color, which has made them one of the most famous lizard families."
--butterfly represents metamorphosis.
--raven and also the snake represent transformation
--insects represent destruction--locust and so on; for example.
--turtle represents maturity--based on The Tortoise and the Hare a fable attributed to Aesop. The story concerns a hare who one day ridiculed a slow-moving tortoise. In response, the tortoise challenged his swift mocker to a race. The hare soon left the tortoise far behind and, confident of winning, he decided to take a nap midway through the course. When he awoke, however, he found that his competitor, crawling slowly but steadily, had already won the race. The moral is stated at the end of the fable as:
Slow and steady wins the race." This wisdom comes with maturity; youth is associated with speed and rushing.
I hope it helps.10
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