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What is your Country´s National "Animal" (Symbol) ?

November 6 2005 at 2:01 PM
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Anonymous  (Login NorthernCyprus-Reloaded)

Hello folks,
I was thinking about this the other day.

Now I know in my home country we have the WOLF
as the symbol that represents Turkey.








Now I know the HAWK represents the United States of America,
Many other nations have the hawk too.


And If im not mistaken, the Russians have a BEAR as their own symbol.
But there´s many I do not know but would like to find out.

So please do post your Country's National Animal Symbol. (including the
russian one because I do not know which specific Bear it is).

* No flames please (especially our greek friends.. heh)
* Do post pictures of your countries animal symbol, but please post some that
are in the size of those I have posted.
* Let´s keep this thread going until we have every nation covered, (im excited to
see all the others).
* If you know the story behind why that specific animal was chosen, do share it with us.

Cheers Fellas


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Loup
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Re: What is your Country´s National "Animal" (Symbol) ?

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November 6 2005, 2:16 PM 

If I'm not mistaken, there's a topic like this in the Den. But, to answer your question, it's a lion.

 
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Anonymous
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Re: What is your Country´s National "Animal" (Symbol) ?

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November 6 2005, 2:24 PM 

Loup.. nobody ever visits the Den. lol

in fact, It´s the first time ever I just click the Den
to find the topic you spoke of.

This "main" page however is one of the most visited one..

Neo speaking to the Matrix:

"I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules or controls, borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."



    
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Anonymous
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November 6 2005, 4:26 PM 

The Chinese symbol... is it the Panda Bear?

Ive seen so many chinese users with the Panda..


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November 6 2005, 4:30 PM 

havent we already done this?

"When you go home tell them of us, say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today." -- Kohima memorial to Sikh soldiers of WWII



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Anonymous
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November 6 2005, 4:47 PM 

The US symbol is not the Hawk, it is the Bald Eagle.



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Saladin: Nothing...........Everything

 
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Anonymous
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November 6 2005, 5:07 PM 

hm... Sweden:
Doesn't have a single symbol for the nation.
Some of the 25 regions (counties) that make up Sweden do.
Such as for 'Sodermanland' a region that includes the capital Stockholm, they use a Griffin. But we never got a real photo of one...


'out of a field of gold a griffin arises with red temper should one be needed'


Also a griffin

Region 'Skane' now with a lion and crossbow.


Lion is often used on statues and paintings in respect to kings and
the symbollic national figure 'Mother Sweden' Most of these shields and symbols arise from the 16th century when Sweden became a independant nation.





And finally, the military adopted during WWII a symbol called "En svensk tiger" which is a double-statement in swedish language. It can both mean "a swedish tiger" or "a Swede keeps quiet" and this was to raise awereness to not talk about sensitive information to foreigners etc.(The military also use "Army lions" their exhibition MC group and
for alot of other things.)


 
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November 6 2005, 5:14 PM 

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I would have made a good Pope."
- Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)



"Plato was a bore."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)



 
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November 6 2005, 5:23 PM 

@signatory

Haven't seen you around that much..

Always good to see another Swede on the forum. Maybe you should apply for the Viking group.


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Eric
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November 6 2005, 6:36 PM 

Belgium: the lion but since not many belgians love their country the lion isn't really used as a symbol


Don't try this at home lads

quoted from:
panda
"Of course we knew it would be a tuff fight. The little Viets are our tiny cousins. They are practically Chinese but only much shorter."

 
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November 6 2005, 7:00 PM 

The unofficial national animal in Sweden is the Moose.




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November 6 2005, 8:46 PM 

The double headed eagle.


"...consider all Hellas your fatherland, as did the founder of your race,..."
(Isokrates, To Philip 127)


    
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November 6 2005, 9:33 PM 

Belgium: the lion but since not many belgians love their country the lion isn't really used as a symbol
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why would belgians not love their country?
I´ve heard some of the finest beer comes from belgium.. that alone would have
many Europeans love their own country.. (heh).

The double-headed eagle looks cool. Where is it from?
Is it from a Greek Myth?

Neo speaking to the Matrix:

"I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules or controls, borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."


 
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November 6 2005, 9:34 PM 


The country is split up in two halfs, the vallons and the flams !
And some odd germans !

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I would have made a good Pope."
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Anonymous
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November 6 2005, 9:40 PM 

Iraq

 
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DeBong
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November 6 2005, 11:07 PM 

for Korea

ancient one (three legged crow)


now (tiger)





    
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November 6 2005, 11:17 PM 

The Lion





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November 6 2005, 11:39 PM 

The most important Norwegian symbol, after the flag, shows a lion holding a silver blade axe. It has its origin from the 13. century.


And som proposals for a new symbol :










 
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November 7 2005, 3:25 AM 

And phoenix is the symbol of the Muslims!


 
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Big Fat Panda Bear
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November 7 2005, 3:37 AM 

The Chinese symbol... is it the Panda Bear?

Yes, it is the Panda Bear. China is very lovable today. Just like the Panda!



The ancient Chinese imperial symbols are the Dragon, the Horse and the Tiger.









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