The beauty of nature knows no bounds and neither does its capacity to regale us with wondrous creations in the most unlikely of places. The blue lotus, an exquisite plant of unparalleled beauty is borne of mud; it is the ideal example of the infinite, unfettered imagination that has designed the world around us. Known to have been found naturally […]
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.
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 and their meanings. That is why we thought it is time to start going over […]
We have shed light on a great deal of ancient symbols here in symbols and meanings section of Mythologian. Now it is time for the next part of that journey to begin. Here is our detailed post about Wiccan symbols and their meanings. Hollywood is responsible for a great many misconceptions, and their skewed misrepresentation […]
Between the purity and devotion represented by the white lotus flower to the passion and prosperity attributed to the red lotus, lies the pink lotus flower, Nelumbo nucifera. It is also known as the Indian lotus, the sacred water lily and the sacred lotus. The pink lotus is arguably the most beautiful variety of the […]
While the white lotus has always been associated with the more reserved and staid emotions like purity, innocence and devotion, the red lotus has always had more passionate connotations. Red is the fervid color of heat, passionate love and sensuality. At weddings, engagements and on celebrations like Valentine’s Day, we are regaled with red. It […]
White has always been a symbol of purity and of innocence. Human beings have long associated the color with all things positive. The white lotus flower, already stunningly beautiful in its intricate symmetry, appears even more so juxtaposed against the surface of the dirty water upon which it naturally grows. White Lotus Flower As A […]
We have been going over symbols from many different cultures on Mythologian and now it is time to shine some light on symbolism in Irish culture. For those who have been wondering, here are the most important Irish symbols and their meanings: Shamrock Derived from the Irish word seamróg, shamrock is the name for the three-leaf […]
Walking the earth for thousands of years, we human beings certainly survived a lot. We persevered and still do. But how was the story told? How did our ancestors depict it, our strength? For those who have been wondering, here are the symbols of strength and their meanings across cultures around the world. Tabono Tabono […]
Ruling over a big part of Europe during the Iron Age and the Medieval Period, the Celtic people surely played a big role in shaping the structure of the continent. From their ethical codes, artworks, jewelry, building techniques, blacksmithing, farming and diplomacy skills to their folklore and beliefs, the ancient Celts had a unique way of life […]
Filled with many mysteries and a great deal of spirituality, the mythology and culture of ancient Egyptians are surely an important part of the history of civilization. Admittedly only to a limited extent, today we are able to comprehend the hieroglyphs depicting the events that occurred during the age of pharaohs. That being said, knowledge of Egyptian symbolism […]