The boat represents a journey, a crossing, adventure, and exploration.  It is also the femininity and "sheltering aspect of the Great Mother" (Cooper, 1978). Reference in literature as the cradle rediscovered (the mother's womb).

Crossing the SEA can be viewed as being symbolic of making the journey across life; therefore, a boat can be seen as that which enables us to make such a journey, whether it be faith, education, desire, curiosity, or any other such motivation. In a general sense, a vehicle.

(Related entries: OCEAN, SEA, SHIP)

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