The Hawaiian green sea turtle, also known as the honu, symbolizes good luck, endurance and long life. Green sea turtles are seen as navigators who can always find their way home.
Because of the sacred status of turtles in ancient Hawaii, only members of the royal family were allowed to eat them. According to many Hawaiian legends, a green sea turtle led the first Polynesian settlers to Hawaii. The green sea turtle is also considered a guardian spirit, or "aumakua," who can change shape at will. The Hawaiian god of the sea, Kanaloa, commonly assumed the shape of a sea turtle.Learn More
Known for its natural beauty, the Philippines is often called the "Pearl of the Orient," although this title has also referred to Hong Kong and Saigon. The Philippines is more specifically referred to as the "Pearl of the Orient Sea."Full Answer >
There is no traditional symbol, but the modern symbol for the 100th wedding anniversary is the 10 carat diamond. The diamond can be set in a ring, bracelet or necklace. Since people are living longer, the chance of couples reaching their 100th anniversary increases.Full Answer >
The broken chains at the feet of the Statue of Liberty symbolize freedom and democracy. They also represent the end of slavery in America and the Union victory in the Civil War.Full Answer >
A black butterfly is generally considered a symbol of death and misfortune, while the Black Witch Moth is particularly considered an omen of bad fortune. In the Philippines, a black butterfly fluttering around a specific individual signifies that a relative of that person has recently died.Full Answer >