Elephants have been depicted in mythology, symbolism and popular culture. They are both revered in religion and respected for their prowess in war.
They also have negative connotations such as being a symbol for an unnecessary burden. Indo-Greek Kingdom, as a symbol of his conquest. The Asian elephant appears in various religious traditions and mythologies.
They are treated positively and are sometimes revered as deities, often symbolising strength and wisdom. The Earth is supported and guarded by mythical World Elephants at the compass points of the cardinal directions, according to the Hindu cosmology of ancient India. In Hindu iconography, many devas are associated with a mount or vehicle known as a vāhana. In addition to providing a means of transport, they symbolically represent a divine attribute.