Animals (Symbolical)

AnimalAttributes
antfrugality and prevision
apeuncleanness
assstupidity
bantam cockpluckiness, priggishness
batblindness
bearill-temper, uncouthness
beeindustry
beetleblindness
bullstrength, straight-forwardness
bull-dogpertinacity
butterflysportiveness, living in pleasure
catdeceit
calflumpishness, cowardice
cicadapoetry
cockvigilance, overbearing insolence
crowlongevity
crocodilehypocrisy
cuckoocuckoldom
dogfidelity, dirty habits
doveinnocence, harmlessness
duckdeceit
canard (french)a hoax
eaglemajesty, inspiration
elephantsagacity, ponderosity
flyfeebleness, insignificance
foxcunning, artifice
frog and toadinspiration
goatlasciviousness
gooseconceit, folly
gullgullibility
grasshopperold age
haretimidity
hawkrapacity, penetration
henmaternal care
horsespeed, grace
jackdawvain assumption, empty conceit
jaysenseless chatter
kittenplayfulness
lambinnocence, sacrifice
larkcheerfulness
lionnoble courage
lynxsuspicious vigilance
magpiegarrulity
moleblindness, obstinacy
monkeytricks
muleobstinacy
nightingaleforlornness
ostrichstupidity
oxpatience, strength
owlwisdom
parrotmocking verbosity
peacockpride
pigeoncowardice (pigeon-livered)
pigobstinacy, dirtiness
puppyempty-headed conceit
rabbitfecundity
ravenill luck
robin red-breastconfiding trust
serpentwisdom
sheepsilliness, timidity
stagcuckoldom
swallowa sunshine friend
swangrace
swinefilthiness, greed
tigerferocity
tortoisechastity
turkey-cockofficial insolence
turtle-doveconjugal fidelity
vulturerapine
wolfcruelty, savage ferocity, and rapine
wormcringing
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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