What Does a Whale's Tail Symbolize?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 1:05:17 PM ET
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To the Maori, an indigenous people found in New Zealand, the whale's tail symbolizes speed, strength, protection and the bond between animal and man, according to Tuarangi, a website dedicated to Maori culture. The whale tail may also represent safe passage when traveling by water.