The powerful symbolism of the whale tale

The whale is one of the ocean’s most beloved creatures. Whales are also the largest animal living in the seas, which makes essentially makes them kings and queens of the water. The whale’s tail, one of the most distinguishable features of a whale, also holds much meaning. The following article will tell you more about what that special meaning is.

The whale tail— also called its flukes—symbolizes strength and power: The whale tail holds special meaning for the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. The whale tail is often found in their culture as a symbol of strength, due to the power that the tail provides to the whale. Whales are the largest animal living in the sea, and their large tail muscle is a source of great strength. Just think of the sheer size and ability that tail requires just in order to support such a huge creature! The blue whale can grow to be 98 feet long, or roughly the length of a Boeing 737 plane. The flukes can reach 25 feet wide!

 

The whale tail symbolizes speed and agility: Whales can navigate through the vast ocean waters with ease, thanks to their tails. Their tails are the source of their speed. Whales move their tails up and down in order to swim forward, therefore their tails are what give whales the ability to accelerate, in order to catch their prey or avoid danger. Some whales can swim up to 140 miles a day, and this is all thanks to their hardworking tails, or flukes. Our Blue Whale Tail Necklace is a perfect representation of the flukes of the blue whale.

 

The whale tail symbolizes unity: When you look at the whale tail, you see two lobes that combine to form its flukes, the whale’s most powerful asset. Two becoming one is clearly illustrated when looking at the whale tail, and therefore it is often representative of unity in and of itself. The whale tail is also symbolic of the unity between humans and the sea. The tail is the whale’s most prominent feature, and therefore it is symbolic of the whale as a whole. Because whales are the largest animals in the ocean, they can be seen as the rulers of the oceans. Therefore, the whale tail is symbolic of the human connection to the sea: the unity of the most powerful land animal and the most powerful water animal.

 

The whale tail symbolizes protection and good luck: The Maoris believe that the first man came to New Zealand on the back of a whale. The whale delivered him safely to his new home, where he would grow to live and prosper, and therefore whales are commonly seen as protectors, and as bestowing good luck. Whales feature in the migration stories of many New Zealand tribes, and were seen as signs that the tribe should settle in a particular place. Furthermore, in Maori cosmology, whales are descendants of Tangaroa, the god of the oceans. The whale tail is still used in Maori culture as a symbol of all the protection and good luck the whales have bestowed.

 

Whale tail holds powerful symbolism and that’s why our whale tail jewelry makes such a meaningful gift. While the above covers some of the meanings of the Whale tail, you will make your whale tail jewelry your own. We want all of our jewelry pieces to become your cherished items for decades to come.

 

Whale necklace Mother & Baby With Swarovski Crystals

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The Rose Gold Baby & Mom Whale Pendant Necklace a truly lovable piece of jewelry that will attract admiring glances from everyone. Crafted in sterling silver, its shimmering pendant features a sweet mom and baby whale pair.

Mother & Baby Whale Necklace With Swarovski® Crystals

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The Mom & Baby Whale Pendant Necklace is an adorable accessory that's sure to evoke the oohs, aahs and awwws. Crafted in Sterling silver, its pendant features a really cute mom and baby whale duo.

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The Whale Slider Necklace is a remarkably cute accessory that you can team up with your everyday and casual wardrobe. Crafted in Sterling silver, its eye-catching design features a rectangular slider bar with rounded edges highlighted with tiny, clear and sparkling Swarovski® crystals for an alluring hint of dazzle.

Whale Necklace Slider With Rose Gold Accent & Swarovski® Crystals

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The Rose Gold Whale Slider Necklace is an incredibly pretty necklace for everyday and casual wear. Crafted in Sterling silver, its unique design features a rectangular slider bar with rounded edges highlighted with a dainty whale figure that can merrily slide to and fro from one edge to the other.

Whale Spout Necklace in Aqua Swarovski® Crystals

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The Whale Spout Pendant Necklace is a playful and pretty accessory from our Ocean range. Perfect for adding a touch of glimmer to your casual look, this lovely piece of jewelry has been crafted in Sterling silver and embellished all over with clear and sparkling aqua Swarovski® crystals for a spectacular effect.

Blue Whale Necklace Silouette With Clear Swarovski® Crystals

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The Whale necklace is a splendid piece of jewelry that's at once minimalist and mesmerizing. Crafted in sterling silver and embellished with clear and sparkling Swarovski® crystals, it outlines a whale with a fluke tail.

Orca Whale Necklace With Swarovski® Crystals

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The Black & White Orca Whale Pendant Necklace is a lovely accessory for everyday and casual wear. Crafted in Sterling silver and embellished black and clear Swarovski® crystals, the pendant features a shapely and arched orca whale whose glimmering black body is enlivened by two white patches, one close to mouth and another lower down the body.

Whale Tail Aqua Earrings With Swarovski® Crystals

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The Blue Whale Tail Stud Earrings are a cute pair of ear wear to bring all eyes towards your lobes and jaw line. Perfect for day as well as evening wear, these beauties have been crafted in Sterling silver and adorned with sparkling Swarovski® crystals.

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The Blue Whale Stud Earrings are a drop-dead gorgeous accessory for day as well as evening wear. Crafted with remarkable finesse in Sterling silver, these stud earrings depict plump turquoise blue whales with black eyes and curvaceous tails.

Whale Tail Drop Aqua Earrings With Swarovski® Crystals

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The Blue Whale Tail Drop Earrings are an elegant accessory to brighten up your day or evening look. Crafted in Sterling silver and embellished with sparkling Swarovski® crystals, each wire hook topped earring features a shapely whale tail drop.

Orca Stud Earrings With Swarovski® Crystals

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The Black & White Orca Whale Stud Earrings are a sleek and sparkling accessory for everyday and casual wear. Crafted in Sterling silver and adorned with sparkling black and clear Swarovski® crystals, each earring is shaped like an arched orca that's part black, part white.

Orca Drop Earrings With Swarovski® Crystals

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Whale Fluke Necklace With Swarovski® Crystals

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The Whale Tail Pendant Necklace is an alluring piece of jewelry perfect for complementing your evening look. Crafted in Sterling silver and adorned with sparkling Swarovski crystals, its stylish pendant features a curvaceous turquoise blue whale tail topped by a plain silver bail for the accompanying chain to pass through.

Blue Whale Tail Necklace With Swarovski® Crystals

$180.81

The Blue Whale Tail Pendant Necklace is an alluring piece of jewelry perfect for complementing your evening look. Crafted in Sterling silver and adorned with sparkling Swarovski® crystals, its stylish pendant features a curvaceous turquoise blue whale tail topped by a plain silver bail for the accompanying chain to pass through.

Whale Pendant with Swarovski® Crystals & Rose Gold Accent

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The Rose Gold Whale Spout Pendant Necklace is a playful piece of jewelry that looks utterly adorable worn around the neck. Crafted in Sterling silver and embellished all over with clear and sparkling Swarovski® crystals, this pendant features a silver whale with a rose gold accented spout that creates a charming contrast.

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