Anything in history, if its used in art, people who contributed, anything!
Answer by Raakhee Venugopal:
Thank you for the A2A.
Your question had me pondering over it for a while…which is something I don’t usually do. Anyway, here’s what I could think of…
In India, Hindus associate the Hindu God Ganesha with wisdom. Ganesha’s head is the head of an elephant to symbolize wisdom – a man who has the mind of an elephant is a wise man.
In fact, each part of the depiction of this much loved ‘Lord of the Ganas’ has a deep meaning.
In India, it is not unusual for a person to be judged on his mukha lakshanam or face reading 😀 It is called phrenology. People with large ears and a high forehead are often perceived to be intelligent and wise. This could again be an off-shoot from Lord Ganesha’s features of a broad forehead and well…big ears! Look at some examples for people with large ears and/or broad foreheads…
‘Nuff said! *zipped*