What does the Butterfly Symbolize?

The symbolization of the butterfly can have many different metaphoric meanings, it just depends on how the individual interprets it. One of the meanings would be it is a form of freedom or liberty. It also means that a person has come out of a cocoon stage (sleep) and is now awakened to know and understand the true-self. It also means resurrecting one’s soul from a dead state. Just like in the movie ‘Dune’ when Moahdeb’s father stated to him that ‘The sleeper must awaken’.