other. The first twenty two tirthankaras are so legendary in character that it is
  hardly possible to say anything about them. The twenty-third tirthankara,
  named Parsvanatha, who lived 250 years before Vardhamana Mahavira,
  seems to have been a real historical personage. He was the son of king
  Asvasena of Banaras. Parsvanatha seems to have left a well-formed
  organisation behind him. The parents of Vardhamana Mahavira and the
  members of his family were the followers of Parsvanatha’s order. The next
  and the last tirthankara was Vardhamana Mahavira himself.
      Tirthankara (ford-finder) is the title of Jain patriarchs of the highest
  order, so called because they show men the passage through the dark waters
  of life. They are also known as jina, ‘conqueror’. Though there are said to be
  twenty-four tirthankaras of the present cycle, most of them are known only
  by their names and symbols.
       TWENTY-FOUR TIRTHANKARAS WITH SYMBOLS
    Rishabha—bull
    Ajita—elephant
    Sambhava—horse
    Abhinandana—ape
    Sumati—heron
    Padmaprabha—red lotus
    Suparsva—swastika
    Chandraprahba—moon
    Suvidhi—dolphin
10. Sitala—breast
11. Sreyamsa—rhinoceros
12. Vasupujya—buffalo
13. Vimala—hog
14. Ananta—hawk or porcupine
15. Dharma—thunderbolt
16. Santi (king of Hastinapura)—antelope
17. Kunthu—goat
18. Ara—fish
19. Malli (daughter of the ruler of Mithila)—jar