The boar, as a symbol in mythology and spirituality, has an eclectic and vivid history. In Greek mythology the boar was hunted and captured by Hercules as his fourth labour, a symbol of power and battle. In Hinduism the boar Varaha was the incarnation of the god Vishnu, appearing in order to save the earth, personified as a goddess, from the demon Hiranyaksha.

In Persian mythology the boar is considered an incarnation of the god Verethragna and as the animal of Mithra. The Persian boar, a dual symbol of ruin and justice, is taken as an allegory and used as the focal point of this beautiful series by Iranian artist Isa Chulandim. 

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