The Dragonfly has been a subject of intrigue in every continent that inhabits and within each civilization has had a single sense, for its behavior and lifestyle.
The names of Dragonfly and Odonata to define the family that belongs, have evolved from the myths associated with these creatures and their taxonomic cousins, the devil’s horses.
The name of the family Odonata comes from the Greek word for tooth, because it was believed that the Odonata have teeth. It is now a proven fact that they do not have “teeth”, but they do have strong jaws that they use to crush their prey.
Maturity and depth of character:
The Dragonfly, in almost all parts of the world, symbolizes the change in the perspective of self-realization, mental, emotional maturity and deep understanding of the meaning of life.
Your flight through the water represents an act of going beyond what is on the surface and looking at the deepest implications and aspects of life.
Power and Balance:
The Dragonfly’s agile flight and its ability to move in all directions distil a sense of power and balance, something that only comes with age and maturity.
The Dragonfly can move 45 miles per hour, flying in a straight line, sideways, up or backward like the hummingbird, flies in any direction.
The amazing thing is that you can do this while batting your wings just 30 times a minute, while mosquitoes and flies have to beat your wings 600 and 1 000 times per minute, respectively.
Defeat of delusions: The Dragonfly exposes nuances in both his wings and his body.
The iridescence is the property of an object to be manifested in different colors depending on the angle and the polarization of the light that affects it.
This property implies the end of the illusions created by oneself and a clearer vision of the reality of life.
The Magic property of Iridescence is also associated with the discovery of one’s own abilities by unmasking the real self and eliminating the doubts that you project in your own sense of identity. Again, this indirectly means self-discovery and elimination of inhibitions.
Focus on Living the moment:
The Dragonfly lives normally most of his life as a nymph, not as an adult, a state where he only lives for about two months. The adult dragonfly does it all in this little time.
This lifestyle symbolizes and exemplifies the virtue of living in the moment and living life to the fullest, being aware of who you are, where you are, what you are doing, what you want.
Eye Opening: Dragonfly’s eyes define one of the most amazing and breathtaking inspiring views.
Since nearly 80% of the insect’s brain power is devoted to the view and the fact that it can see at 360 degrees around, it symbolizes the uninhibited vision of the mind and the ability to see beyond the limitations of the human being.