1. As a symbol, the elephant represents strength, fidelity, long memory, patience, wisdom, energy, sovereignty.
2. In Hindu mythology, Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati (also known as Shakti), has the head of an elephant. He represents success, accomplishment. He is the destroyer of obstacles on the road to success. Ganesha is the god of sacred wisdom, invincibility and prudence. He is a patron of learning, and the legendary scribe who wrote the Mahabharata.