Symbols and meanings section of Mythologian.Net was created to serve as a symbolism dictionary describing the historical transformation and different uses of various symbols since the early ages. Dedicated to symbols in different cultures throughout the world, this part of our site will feature detailed articles about ancient Egyptian symbols, Norse, Celtic, pagan and wiccan symbols along with many others used in far corners of the earth. From significant symbols like the ankh, the symbol of life, ouroboros the infinity symbol (“snake eating its tail”) and the lotus flower to less common ones like Ægishjálmur, the hammer of awe and terror, all symbols and their meanings are examined and explained here in detail.

Pagan Symbols and Their Meanings

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Pagan symbols were a part of everyday existence for countless people from over the world for many millennia. In a time where danger lurked around every corner on every day, be it in the form of a wild animal, disease, [...]

Triquetra, The Celtic Trinity Knot Symbol and Its Meaning

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The triquetra occupies a special place in many different cultures and holds a unique significance for each of them. In fact, when we ask, "What does the triquetra represent?", there is no one answer that is entirely correct or suitably [...]

The Tree of Life: Meaning and Symbolism

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The deeper you delve into the history of the world, of its people, of its cultures, of its traditions and its religions, the more you realize that we are all just one extended family. Nothing separates us apart from a [...]

Aegishjalmr/Aegishjalmur, The Helm of Awe Symbol and Its Meaning

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When we think of Norse mythology, one of the first things that come to mind is the great deal of symbolism within it. It simply is not possible to understand Norse faith without having a good grasp of Norse symbols [...]