There are many symbolic meanings associated with the butterfly. The Mandarin Chinese word for butterfly is "hu-tieh". "Tieh" means "70 years", therefore butterflies have become a symbol for a long life. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", which translated means "soul". Most embrace the butterfly as a symbol of rebirth as it makes a transformation to a new stage of life. This metamorphosis represents the spiritual evolution of the human soul.