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Symbolism Meaning.

There are several cultures that associate the dragonfly with varied concepts and philosophies. Let us take a look at some of these.


Origins of the Name.

The dragonfly belongs to the odonata family. The word 'odonata' is a Greek word which means tooth. This was given to the odonata family because it was believed that the odonates had teeth. Though it was later found out that they have mandibles that they use to crush their prey with. The name dragonfly stuck so because it was believed that they were dragons first.


Mirrors the Subconscious.

The dragonfly is associated with the subconscious and the thoughts that go with it. The dragonfly dwells above the water surface and just as the water ripples and moves with the slightest touch, it is said that our subconscious state of mind also does the same. The dragonfly symbolism holds that the subconscious mind has the ability to let deeper thoughts resurface to the fore, just as when the dragonfly skitters across the surface of the water and makes it ripple from its calm state. Thus it makes us think of the deep thoughts that have been lying in the mind's folds and contemplate about them in detail. It allows us to take certain decisions regarding those points as well.

Looking Beyond the Surface.

The other symbolism associated with this insect is the fact that the same action of it scurrying across the surface of the water and making it ripple in the process is a way of reminding us to not look at anything from merely the surface but go deeper. This philosophy is associated with self-realization.

Living Life to the Fullest.

The dragonfly has a very short life and it does a lot in that rather short time. Its short life is symbolic of the quality of life that it leads and what it tells us to do through it all. The dragonfly is symbolic of how well we should lead our lives no matter how short our life is. For that to happen, one needs to be aware of their goals, the direction that they are going to be taking in life and the things needed to be done to achieve what you've set out to. It thus symbolic of the hedonist attitude of living life maximally well and to the fullest.

Other Symbolisms.

There are several other myths and lores associated with this creature, especially in Japan and Native America. The dragonfly symbolism runs deep into the very culture of the land. In Japan, the dragonfly is associated with the seasons of summer and autumn and is the very totem of victory, power and agility. That is why Samurai warriors use it as a symbol of strength and power. In native America, it signifies happiness, purity and speed because it is an insect that dwells excellently well in both water and land. In China, the symbolism extends to include qualities like prosperity, harmony and a general good luck charm.

The dragonfly symbolism runs deep and has a lot of myths and legends to support it. While these associations might not always be positive (as in the cultures of Europe and Australia), the dragonfly has started to become one of the most revered and symbolic totems around. That is why you'll find that there is a rise in the dragonfly tattoos these days because people want to freeze in time the very qualities that the creature is associated with.





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- Dragonfly tattoo stencil 1 (click for full size) 


Dragonfly tattoo stencil

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- Dragonfly tattoo stencil 2 (full size) 

Dragonfly tattoo stencil
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- Dragonfly tattoo stencil 3 (click for full size) 

Dragonfly tattoo stencil

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- Dragonfly steampunk tattoo stencil 4 (full size) 

 

Dragonfly steampunk tattoo stencil
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- Dragonfly and lotus flower tattoo stencil 5 (click for full size) 

Dragonfly and lotus flower tattoo stencil
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- Dragonfly tattoo stencil 6 (click for full size) 

Dragonfly tattoo stencil

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- Dragonfly and stars tattoo stencil 7 (click for full size) 


Dragonfly and stars tattoo stencil

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- Dragonfly tattoo stencil 8 (click for full size) 


Dragonfly tattoo stencil

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- Dragonfly Maori tattoo stencil 9 (click for full size) 


Dragonfly Maori tattoo stencil

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- Dragonfly Maori tattoo stencil 10 (click for full size)

Dragonfly Maori tattoo stencil

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- Dragonfly Maori tattoo stencil 11 (click for full size) 


Dragonfly Maori tattoo stencil
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- Dragonfly Maori tattoo stencil 12 (click for full size)

Dragonfly Maori tattoo stencil

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- Dragonfly Maori tattoo stencil 13 (click for full size)


Dragonfly Maori tattoo stencil
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- Dragonfly Maori tattoo stencil 14 (click for full size)


Dragonfly Maori tattoo stencil
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