When one thinks of ancient Egyptian symbols, one of the first that comes to mind is surely the eye symbol we see everywhere. We need to be careful, though, as it is easy to confuse the Eye of Ra with the Eye of Horus (also known as the Egyptian Eye). The Eye of Ra, also […]
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.
Also referred to as the Sri Chakra, the Sri Yantra (Shree Yantra) symbol is known as the “mother of all yantras”. This is because all yantras are derived from the Sri Yantra. This yantra is thought to be a representative of Mount Meru, a mountain that is considered to be right in the center 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 around it. It is an ancient Greek symbol that is associated with the medical field. The god of healing and medicine in ancient Greek religion/mythology was Asclepius. He had 5 daughters […]
With the ultimate quest to find the transmutation formula for gold, that is the Magnum Opus for alchemists, and many other works involving elements, the mystical protoscience of alchemy has always been a very intriguing practice since the early ages. But how did it all come to happen? What was used during the alchemical processes […]
Searching for the Omega symbol and what it represents might get you a little bit surprised as it is used in many different fields from religion to astrology, physics, chemistry, linguistics, computer science, mathematics and molecular biology as well as for branding purposes in the present day. But what makes it so special and why […]
Religious symbols and their meanings have fascinated both researchers and the average person for the power they hold over the hearts and minds of billions of people. The belief in a higher power is not only literally as old as mankind itself, but older. Burial sites of humanoid species that roamed the earth before homo […]
The hammer and sickle reminds most people instantly of Communism, of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), and probably also the color red. It has long been a symbol of the power of the common people working with their hands as compared to the elite – this is the basis of its popularity in […]
Symbols played an important role in the Viking culture. From merely representing their faith, to calling on their gods for protection or instilling fear in their enemies, the Norse people used various symbols for different purposes. But how well do we know these symbols? For those of you who are curious to learn about them, […]
The Vegvisir, also known as the runic compass or the Viking compass/Nordic compass made of eight Viking rune staves, is a symbol of protection and guidance believed to be used as a compass by Vikings. The word vegvisir means ‘wayfinder’ and ‘sign post’ in Icelandic language. Although it is commonly known as the Viking compass and […]
The Celtic Cross is essentially a combination of two of the most basic shapes that appear in the symbology of the ages – the circle and the cross. Often also known as the Irish Cross, it has long been associated with the Christian traditions of the Celts, particularly those with roots in Ireland. However, as […]