A butterfly is a beautiful insect that struggles its way out of its cocoon. It represents beauty, metamorphosis, rebirth, and change. It is plain, colorless, and almost ugly as it enters the world, and it leaves the cocoon as a vibrant, beautiful creature. The Japanese believe that the butterfly stands for someone’s soul. In fact, the Greek word for butterfly subtly translates into soul. In Chinese symbolism, two butterflies together stand for love.