bee

General - An insect living in colonies and producing honey.
  • In Christian tradition, the bee represents the risen Christ.
  • In Egypt , bees (Apis) are said to be the tears shed by Ra.
  • European lore says that plants and animals will suffer if bees are used in barter and some go so far as to invite bees to the funeral of their deceased owner.
  • The Germans regard the bee as a symbol of the sun.
  • In Greece, the priestess at Delphi took the form of a bee.
  • The Hindu god Krishna is sometimes envisaged as a bee hovering over Vishnu's head.
Also identified as bee.

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