The elephant is a symbol of beauty, strength, dignity, intelligence and peace. The elephant is considered a symbol of good luck and is a symbol of good fortune. In Asia elephants symbolize the divine. Often ceremonies occur in which people make offerings to elephants by washing and anointing them with special oils and colors during festivals. It is a way of asking for their families and or community to be blessed with luck and good will. Elephants symbolize strength, good health, and longevity.