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Did You Know Mondays=Why A Seahorse Represents Epilepsy

Greek Mythology Of Seahorses

The scientific name for a seahorse is a Hippocampus. The area of the hippocampus is shaped a bit like a seahorse, and it also the site of the epileptic focus in some people living with epilepsy. Due to greek mythology meaning, it has been the animal symbol for epilepsy, just like the color purple is for epilepsy.

MRI's Of The Hippocampus

When a potential person has epilepsy the hippocampus shows it looking like two seahorses. When the hippocampus is "normal" looking the hippocampus is fine, but if the seahorse appears to be floating upside down it indicates potential epilepsy.

What Do Seahorses Symbolize

Seahorses are known to symbolize good luck, magic, strength, persistence and peace. They also teach us great life lessons and are significant power in spirit animals. Another great reason many doctors provide children with seahorse patches or stuffed animals. You can even get key chains or necklaces colored in purple shaped as a seahorse to provide feeling of all feelings listed above. By utlizing the seahorse as a symbol of epilepsy

A Sample Video Used for Children To Explain Epilepsy.

Meet Campi the Seahorse:)

In Honor Of World Emoji Day

Place a seahorse along with a purple ribbon or heart to recognize the awareness of epilepsy world wide on your SM accounts. All of us epilepsy warriors and families say thank you!

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