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Symbol of adaptability.

The crocodile lives in the water, yet breathes the air, demonstrating an ability to adapt to circumstances.


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

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  • Jonassaga
    I think it looks more like a turtle or tortoise. And as a symbol of adaptivity and longevity based on the same facts you described. However, I believe that the legend of Amut may have been in correspondence with at least central Africa, And he has those characteristics. He is also hungry for meat. Which I don't think this symbol is sharing. Do you have an opinion? 
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