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  bulls in art

 

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Besides the mount of the Hindu god Shiva (fig.), the bull is also worshipped as a symbol of male power and virility, an attribute also symbolized by the hump on the back of the Zebu (fig.), which is said to represent a linga (fig.), i.e. an ancient Hindu fertility symbol in the form of a phallus and said to represent the creative power of Shiva.