"the elephant is a majestic animal and in asian culture it is a symbol of strength and astuteness. an image of an elephant being ridden depicts happiness. because elephants were owned by kings and royalty, and thought to be ridden by the gods - they are also a symbol of power. in some cultures, an elephant with a raised trunk is symbolic of good luck, and indicates that you will persevere and overcome any obstacles in your path. elephant sculptures and wall-mounts are a great way to decorate a foyer or entry into your home."