The Symbolism of a Turtle

Due to their legendary slowness* and long lifespan, turtles symbolize longevity and stability; in addition, they are often thought of as patient and wise.  The creation myths of several cultures feature turtles.  And of course, most everyone has heard Aesop’s fable of The Tortoise and the Hare, in which race the persistent tortoise beat the arrogant hare, leaving us with the motto of “slow and steady wins the race.”

So what could be better than a pair of earrings honoring these august creatures?  Wear them on a hectic morning, and let the turtles bring calm to your busy day!




These lovely earrings feature silver-plated turtle charms, and are available in the shop here.

*Green sea turtles, however, can apparently swim at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour (32 kilometers per hour) – not so very slow after all!

[In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”]

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