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.
The Triple Goddess symbol is very simple visually, but it makes a profound statement about the life cycle of women – and about the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth that is common to everyone at least on some level.
One ancient story involving palm branches that many people still know today is the story that became Palm Sunday in the Christian religion. In that story, as summarized by Learn Religions, Jesus Christ went to Jerusalem for the observance of Passover, a major Jewish holiday.