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What Does Tiger Symbolize?
Tiger, the third sign in the Chinese Zodiac, is a ubiquitous symbol in Chinese culture. Native to Asia, tigers are regarded as the ruler of all beasts and are a beloved symbol of power and strength. In Chinese myth, tigers usually depict warfare and many poses in
Chinese martial arts are based on the tiger.
If you are born in the Year of the Tiger, many believe that you will have the traits of your animal. For example, as a Tiger you are likely to be a natural leader, brave, competitive, stubborn and fierce when it comes to defending honor.
Some famous tigers include Bill Murray, Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Jodie Foster, Leonardo DiCaprio, Marilyn Monroe, Penelope Cruz, Queen Elizabeth II, Tom Cruise, Wesley Snipes, and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham.