Squirrel

Regarded with suspicion by many cultures. In Ancient Germanic cultures, it represented slander and wickedness. In the Christian imagination the squirrel is seen as a symbol of Satan and evil in general. It can also have a reputation for greed and avarice. It has also been represented as a pet, especially in portraits of women from the fourteenth century onward.

Grapes

Grapes symbolize fertility and sacrifice (particularly when the wine is the colour of blood). Wine frequently appears as a symbol both of youth and of eternal life.
In the earliest times, the supreme ideogram of life was a vine-leaf. According to Eliade, the Mother-Goddess was known by the Primitives as “The Goddess of the Vines”, representing the unfailing source of natural creation. The vine is also an attribute of Bacchus, god of wine. The plant is often mentioned in the Holy Scriptures, also considered as a symbol of Christ and his sacrifice. I the Gospel of John Jesus says: “I am the true wine”. Grapes and wine refer to the Passion of Christ and evoke the Last Supper and the Eucharist. Wine is also a symbol of knowledge and initiation. 

 

Ibis

egyptian_relief_thoth_large_01Ibis is related to the Egyptian god of wisdom, magic, astronomy, medicine, scribes – Thoth. The belief was that he taught the Egyptian people the occult arts and sciences.

He was assimilated to the Greek god Hermes and some of his esoteric characteristics were attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, the author of the Hermetic Corpus.

The shape of his beak symbolizes the crescent Moon.

In the Book of Job the ibis has a power of divination, he can predict the floods of the Nile river.