Symbolic Meaning of Pigs

symbolic meaning of pigs

The symbolic meaning of pigs varies according to region & culture.

In earlier cultures such as ancient Egyptian the pig (sow, specifically) was considered a Great Mother and were symbols of fertility and abundance.  Here the pig was sacred to Isis, who embodied fertility.

To the ancient Celts, the (sow) pig was also honored as a mother provider figure.  Celtic lore tells of Manannan, who owned a heard of pigs that never dwindled – they were forever replenishing their numbers. As such, in Celtic symbolism pigs remained icons of abundance.

The pig was also a symbol of virility, strength, and fertility in ancient Chinese cultures.   The boar is even among the animals in the Chinese zodiac where it is considered a symbol of sincerity, honesty, and determination.

There is A LOT more about pig symbolism. That’s why I devoted an entire article on the symbolic meaning of the pig you can find here.

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19 Comments on “Symbolic Meaning of Pigs”

  1. Thank you for this. Most interpretations of Pigs are negative but I had a positive feeling from my dreaming of a very happy, loving pig. Your information is much more suited to my dream.

    I’ve been reading much of your Tarot site too…thanks!

  2. Thank you very much for your free website, I am just a student and now I am facinated with Astrology and Horoscope to learn. The CREATOR give you this gifts and again thank you for sharing your gift for free. God Bless you always and also the reader. Keep up the good work.

  3. KERIDWIN don’t know where you found this spelling the Welsh word is Ceridwen and found in the “Mabinogion”, could be worth further research, it’s a great site and your work here is much appreciated.

  4. Thanks for the various interpretations. I just had a pig dream last night. It was a domestic pink pig who was acting very loud, very “vocal.” I was “hearing a lecture” from… somewhere in my head… about the vocal nature of pigs and how their voices can travel. Trying to explain the nature of the situation…. it started of a happy pig but got upset, then got vocal (thus the lecture). I picked it up, wanting to catch it and comfort it in the process but was afraid it would bite me. I don’t recall it trying to bite me but it was sure being loud. I recall years ago as a veterinary technician trying to assist the veterinarian with an occasional pig checkup and I can say, they can get loud to the point of deafening. 😀

  5. Dear Madam,

    This is milana form Mysore. am very much scared because i had dream , in that some unknown lady is pressing the pig’s neck and it is being crying.
    am kindly requesting you to suggest what is my future.

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