Symbols and Meanings

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 Aegishjalmur, the helm of awe and terror, all symbols and their meanings are examined and explained here in detail.

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The Om Symbol and Its Meaning in Hinduism and Buddhism

Having its origins from the sacred texts of the religion, the Om symbol is mostly associated with Hinduism. Rest assured, there is so much...
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Buddhist Symbols and Their Meanings

Throughout the ages, mankind has used various different symbols to represent their faith and religious beliefs. And when it comes to symbolism, we can...
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Occult Symbols and Their Meanings

It goes without saying that, in today’s world, occult practices are very rarely used by a very small number of people. Occult symbols, however,...

Atheist Symbols and Their Meanings

As it literally means the lack of faith in any kind of god, religion or a holy book, atheism does not have representatives like...

Native American Symbols/Indian Symbols and Their Meanings

When European explorers came to America, the Native Americans were not communicating through writing as we know it to be. Instead, they told oral...

The Celtic Knot Symbol and Its Meaning

If you are interested in history or art, or simply a jewelry fan, then surely you must have seen some form of a Celtic knot...

The Eye of Ra (Re/Rah), Ancient Egyptian Symbol and Its Meaning

When one thinks of ancient Egyptian symbols, one of the first that comes to mind is surely the eye symbol we see everywhere. We...

Sri Yantra/Sri Chakra Symbol (Shree Yantra) and Its Meaning

Also referred to as the Sri Chakra, the Sri Yantra (Shree Yantra) symbol is known as the “mother of all yantras”. This is because...

Staff/Rod of Asclepius as a Medical Symbol – The Symbol of...

The Rod of Asclepius symbol, also known as the Staff of Asclepius, is comprised of two main elements: a rod with a serpent wrapped...

Alchemy Symbols and Their Meanings – The Extended List of Alchemical...

With the ultimate quest to find the transmutation formula for gold, that is the Magnum Opus for alchemists, and many other works involving elements,...