#PrayingMantis 'The Praying Mantis "From whence arrived the praying mantis?
From outer space, or lost Atlantis?
glimpse the grin, green metal mug
at masks the pseudo-saintly bug,
Orthopterous* also carnivorous,
And faintly whisper, Lord deliver us." ~ Ogden Nash
To “Follow Mantis” means to honor your true nature, your highest self – and let it direct you. When a praying mantis comes to visit, its message may be one of a spiritual nature. Mantis asks that we take a moment to pause, reflect, and become aware of our surroundings. Has life gotten a little out of hand? Feeling overwhelmed? Gaze into the eyes of a praying mantis and let him/her teach you how to still the mind and go within.
It is said that when gazing into the eyes of the Mantis – one can feel the presence of God.
Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, praying mantises have long been attributed with supernatural powers. The word “mantis” in Greek means “prophet” or “seer.” In southern parts of Africa, the San people believe their god, Kaggen, most often manifests himself as a praying mantis. Ancient Egyptians believed certain insects such as the praying mantis acted as guides along one´s journey into eternal life. During excavations at Deir el Medina, a small clay coffin was found containing the remains of a praying mantis wrapped in linen.
Egyptian Praying Mantis – Ab’yt (“Dancer”)
“Barangsiapa tidur di malam hari dalam keadaan suci (berwudhu) maka Malaikat akan tetap mengikuti, lalu ketika ia bangun niscaya Malaikat itu akan berkata’ Ya Allah ampunilah hamba mu sifulan, karena ia tidur di malam hari dalam keadaan selalu suci “. (HR Ibnu Hibban dari Ibnu Umar ra).
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1) Spiny flower mantis, Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi
2) Orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus
I don't usually post mantids but @lohits_a has some pretty cool species that I got to observe, hold, and photograph! The spiny flower mantis is displaying a defense pose which scares off predators with those large intimidating eyespots. Mantids eat insects such as moths, flies, beetles, crickets...basically any small insect they are able to catch (including other members of their species). The spiny flower mantis is native to southern/eastern Africa and the orchid mantis is native to Southeast Asia.
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