What Does a Lizard Symbolize?

The lizard has different meanings in different cultures, but in Roman mythology, it was thought to represent death and resurrection, since it hibernated throughout the winter and reawakened in spring. For Greek and Egyptian cultures, the lizard represented divine wisdom and good fortune.

The Egyptian hieroglyphics symbol that resembles a lizard means "plentiful" or "many." In the Mediterranean area, many cultures see the lizard as an old family friend. Hinduism recognizes different symbolic meaning for lizards and considers their chirping to be holy and auspicious. The religion also believes that if a lizard falls on a person's hair, they will gain something soon. However, if a lizard falls on the feet or toes, this symbolizes fear or bad luck.