The Celts and Celtic symbols have long been rooted in legend and lore, especially for their use of architecture and symbolism. An Indo-European tribe, the Celts were…
It is no news that Mayan Symbols are one of the most important archaeological findings in history. They have made such a huge impact in the social, economic…
Just like many legendary cultures of the past that still lives on today, Buddhism has laid a mark in the religious history in Asia and beyond. Buddhist symbols can also…
Greek mythology remains one of the most popular and epic mythologies in existence today. For centuries, Greek tales and tragedies have enchanted the world …
The Mapuche are an indigenous group of inhabitants originating from Chile. Originally inhabiting the Aconcagua Valley of Chile, regions south of the island …
Floriography is the study of flowers and their meanings. Popular in the Victorian times, flowers were meant to symbolize a great deal of different emotions…
Islam Symbols. Islam is a monotheistic Abrahamic religion that originated in the Middle East. Its main teachings are that there is only God (Allah) and that…
The Adinkra symbols come from West Africa, specifically a region that is modern-day Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. The symbols belonged to the Asante (or Ashanti)…
Alchemy, which gained significant popularity in Medieval Europe, is the precursor to modern-day chemistry, philosophy and scientific method…
The Aztecs were a Mesoamerican culture that existed in modern-day Mexico from the 14th to 16th centuries. The Aztec Empire, a confederation of three large city-states…
Lovecraft symbols are steeped in literature and horror. The brainchild of famed 1920s author, HP Lovecraft, these symbols depicted different gods, creatures…
Slavic symbols originate from Northern Europe and Eurasia. The Slavs, who were their creators, are an ethnic group that has existed in Europe since at least time of the Romans…
Nordic culture is heavily reliant on symbols, as it is a representation of their faith and beliefs. The Norse symbols were associated with gods and mythology…
The Japanese Symbols (family crests) or Mons have a similar role as the English family crests. The Japanese family crest symbols, or Mons are a coat of arms used to represent…
Astrology is the study of the stars, planets and other celestial objects in order to make predictions about human character traits, world events and future affairs…
Derived by Nordic and Germanic tribes, Norse Runes were woven into Norse religion and magic. Each rune is more than a sound or a letter, but a representation of …
Egyptian symbols hieroglyphics are arguably one of the most famous examples of symbolism across history. Created by the ancient Egyptians, this served as their formal writing system.
The Hopi are a Native American tribe, the majority of whom live in the state of Arizona, in the United States of America. The Hopi are descended from the Pueblo Native Americans…
The Inca Empire existed in South America, in the area that is modern day Peru and Bolivia, from the early 13th Century until its last city was taken by the Spanish conquest in 1572…
The Lakota Sioux are a Native American tribe, one of the three Sioux tribes of the Plains. Their traditional lands were in modern-day North and South Dakota.
Maori symbols come from the Māori tribes of the South Pacific. The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian peoples of New Zealand. The Māori settled in New Zealand sometime in the 13th Century…
Sacred Geometry symbols may have its roots in Ancient Greece, or even further back. It describes the belief that God, when creating the universe and everything in it…
The Tarot that first appeared in the 15th century in Europe as a deck of cards used in various games. Although a full Tarot deck has 78 cards, the Major Arcana is made up of only 22 of these…
The Taino Indians were an ancient civilization originating from what is now Puerto Rico. Ancient inhabitants of the region, the Taino Indians left behind narratives and tales in the form of these symbols.
Native Rock Art
American Native Rock Art is found predominantly in the Southwest United States of America. Utah, New Mexico and Tesco also contain a significant number of surviving occurrences.
The Crop Circle symbols can depict a variety of symbols: geometric shapes, animals, mathematical equations, symbols from ancient cultures, diagrams of molecules of organisms.
Etymologically, “angel” means messenger, or minister. Stemming from the Hebrew word mal’akh, Angel is a name that indicates office and not nature, as Saint Augustine says.
Relatively little is known about the founding of the Knights Templar. It is established that in 1118 nine French knights gave the Patriarch of Jerusalem a vow of chastity, poverty and obedience.
Reiki is a Japanese stress relieving and relaxation technique that promotes the healing process. The technique is based on the theory that invisible “life energy” flows through our body.
Hindu symbolism plays an important role in Hinduism culture. No other religion utilizes the art of symbolism as effectively as Hindus.
The attributes of all our animals, real or otherwise, give us an incredibly rich and diverse catalog of symbols. Sometimes, the reasons behind these symbolic meanings are due to historical misconceptions about the habits of certain creatures
Chakra symbols are found in Hinduism and Buddhism, both of which have their roots in the Indian subcontinent. These traditions are sometimes grouped together as Tantra. Chakra is a Sanskrit word which translates to ‘wheel’ or disk’ (sometimes ‘circle’).
The existence and symbols of Mu Lemurian have remained shrouded in controversy since their initial discovery. Mu is a legendary lost continent that was first brought into public attention by James Churchwood
Before Latvia, there were the Latgallians. Located across the Vidzeme region, the tribe dates back to the Iron Age. They were one of the first Indo-European tribes, and where most Latvians can trace their heritage back to.
Easter Island Rapa Nui
Easter Island Rapa Nui is renowned for its massive stone statues, the moai, constructed on this tiny isolated island lying over 2000 miles from the coast of Chile. The moai constitute part of the short-term but magnificent cultural achievement of Easter Island.
Yantras are sacred symbols used for worshiping gods and goddesses. The term Yantra means “instrument,” “mechanism” or “device” in classical Sanskrit. It holds great significance in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism.
The Ashtamangala are eight auspicious symbols associated with Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism, – though primarily with Buddhism and the teachings of the Buddha. Originally, the symbols were used at important cultural ceremonies.
Chinese culture is dominated by its symbols. From the way the language itself is written to the connections with nature and feng shui, Chinese culture is rich in symbolism. Most of the symbols are its characters, such as the fu, lou, and shou, which are all connected to luck, wealth, and prosperity.
Ancient Chinese believed in a force of energy called Chi or Qi which flows through the house and has used the principles to channel good energy through their houses. They named it Feng Shui, from the words Feng (wind) and Shui (water).
The Buddhist pantheon comprises hundreds of Gods and Goddesses. They are intended to illustrate the multiple aspects of enlightenment, including its wrathful and furious sides, as well as its peaceful and beneficial aspects.
With its roots in India at least 2,500 years ago, Jainism is among the world’s oldest religions. The teachings of Jainism are eternal, and as a result, according to its traditions, it has no creator.
Anthroposophy, meaning “wisdom of the human being,” is a spiritual philosophy founded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries primarily by the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). At its core is the concept of individual freedom and self-realization.