As Vakratunda, Ganesha embodies the formless spirit of the Universe or Brahman. In this avatar, He defeated the demon of Envy. In the long run, there is nothing that envy cannot overcome; it can only be defeated by the purely abstract form of the divine, here symbolized by Ganesha’s trunk.
Lord Ganesha My favorite God the first that you pray to for enlightenment,the God of overcoming obstacles and patron saint of the arts. Whether you believe in this sort of thing or not the legend is compelling.