The mythologies talk of many symbolism. One thing struck me most was the triad of kamadhenu-chintamani and kalpataru.
Kamadhenu a cow that fulfilled all wishes. I think is the personification of animal wealth. It could address the need through the animal kingdom. It is one of the symbols of wealth and emerged along with Lakshmi when the ocean was churned. Kalpaturu the representation of the world of flora again emerged with Lakshmi the goddess of wealth. It is the benevolent forest wealth. Finally the chintamani or the wish fulfilling gem. The representation of abundance of mineral wealth. This again emerged with Lakshmi during the churning of the Ocean.