Jesus Christ, who began what became the religion of Christianity, was assisted in his ministry by a group of 12 apostles. These 12 men, also sometimes referred to as the 12 disciples, each brought something unique to the group. Each disciple is referred to in artwork by symbols that show what sets him apart from the others.
It is no wonder that there are numerous symbols related to this human phenomenon – both symbols of individual families, such as the family coat of arms, and symbols of familial values in general. Let’s find out what are the symbols of family across the world.
Forgiveness is one of humankind’s most challenging topics. Though some religions emphasize it more directly than others do, ultimately everyone, no matter what their culture or creed, must deal with the problem of how to move forward after being hurt.
Despite all our love for comfort and safety, the adventures make us tick, make our hearts beat faster, letting us feel more alive. Let’s find out what are the symbolic associations to adventures.
It is not surprising that for thousands and thousands of years of warfare, people have developed a strong world of symbols associated with war. Some of these symbols are there to enhance the attack; others are to deter it. Nevertheless, all had an important role in ancient warfare.
A key might be a common object you use throughout your day, but it can also be an important symbol. Whether you keep a cool old key in a special place in your home, or you choose to get a key tattoo, understanding the full range of key meaning and symbolism may give you insights that you could otherwise take for granted.
It takes a lot of guts to live a human life – even an average one, let alone one riddled with difficulties. It is no wonder that people of all castes, creeds, and civilizations have devised a number of symbols of courage and resilience to empower them along the way.
The unalome can represent the journey toward enlightenment or the third eye of Lord Shiva, depending on who you ask. The unalome is most popularly known in the West as a Buddhist symbol, but it also appears in Hinduism. It is sometimes referred to as the urna.
In this article, I will focus on the classical symbols of rebirth in the first place, and then I will reflect on the living creatures most commonly used for the same purpose throughout various traditions.
Earlier Greek philosophers had wondered amongst themselves whether just one of the four, like air or water, was the foundation of everything. Once the four elements of fire, earth, air, and water were decided upon, the idea was expanded by other writers such as Aristotle. It then remained influential for many centuries thereafter.
We can see that desire reflected in the world of symbols. Many of the most popular symbols of the world – such as the Lion or the Eagle – are originally symbols of power. By applying these symbols to their kingdoms, families, or businesses, people have looked to attract power to their lives.
The issue of truth is one of the major moral issues of humanity. Lies are the other side of the medal – there seems to be no truth without accompanying lies, and lies remain forever stained by the lingering truth.