For Christianity, it was an emblematic sign linked to the destructive forces of the sea. In the Old Testament, we can find the story of the plague of the lobster, which was sent to Egypt so that the Hebrews could abandon these lands. and thus, begin their march towards God’s Promised Land.
In the Apocalypse, lobsters are also cited as vectors of wickedness and destruction.
Symbolists associate the lobster with symbolism relating to the destructive force of crowds, as the traveling lobster in question devastates entire areas of vegetation.
In all the peoples of the Far East and particularly in China, the abundance and proliferation of the lobster is interpreted as a sign of disorder in the cosmos.
Some ancient people associated the lobster with abundance of offspring and, at the same time, considered its symbolism to be linked to happiness and luck.