The Persian God Ahura Mazda, meaning Lord of Wisdom, was around, possibly 3500 years before Christ. He, too, had a duality in that there was Ahriman, a deity who represented the concept of evil. Zoroaster/Zarathustra was the prophet. His name means “he, who can manage camels”. The human mind regularly flip flops between optimism and pessimism. The lion is the symbol for the Sun as the crab represents the Moon.
We are told to never lose the purity and excitement of childhood. Indeed there are moments when we can allow our enthusiasm full reign. But, children move extremely fast on all points. Physically, emotionally and their intellect. This is the time for us to allow ourselves to slow down while we are still enchanted.