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Mist and Fog in Myths – Symbology and Meaning

The mist is a common symbol of the unknown and the mediator between reality and non-reality (illusion, dreams, apparitions, visions, divination). According to the Celts, northwest geographically, the mist was the “curtain” between reality and the mists of the islands.

Bee Symbolism in Ancient Cultures

According to research by Hans Biedermann, the bee stands out as a particularly deified insect – a symbol of diligence, royalty, nobility, noble values. There is information from ancient times how people collected honey from wild bees, and a little later they understood how to tame them and produce honey for consumption. Honey was used for the preparation of medicines, fermentation, and their wax was used for making candles. In ancient Egypt, where beekeeping has been documented since about 2600 BC, evidence shows that honey was also used in the mummification process.

Turtle – Symbol and Meaning

Turtle - Symbol and Meaning According to Biedermann's research, there is an interpretation of the tortoise in psychology as a symbol of meek strength and a possibility of refuge from any external threat. "It protects something from the ancient silence of life, which...

Eagle – Symbol and Meaning

Eagle - Symbol and Meaning - General Overview The "King of Birds" is known as a symbol of the storming power and defensive fighting ability, which is why it is first seen as a heraldic symbol on many coats of arms and state emblems, where based on symmetrical...

Bee Symbolism in Ancient Cultures

According to research by Hans Biedermann, the bee stands out as a particularly deified insect – a symbol of diligence, royalty, nobility, noble values. There is information from ancient times how people collected honey from wild bees, and a little later they understood how to tame them and produce honey for consumption. Honey was used for the preparation of medicines, fermentation, and their wax was used for making candles. In ancient Egypt, where beekeeping has been documented since about 2600 BC, evidence shows that honey was also used in the mummification process.

Bat in Ancient Cultures – Meaning

Bat in Ancient Cultures – Meaning

Bat - General Overview The bat in many cultures around the world amazed and aroused the imagination of the peoples. The perception of this animal was different, for example, in the West it is considered a sinister creature that gets tangled in people's hair. In South...

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Palm tree in Ancient Cultures

Palm tree in Ancient Cultures

Palm Tree Symbolism - Common Features Palm Tree (1717) by Ottoman illustrator Mohammed ibn Mohammed Shakir Ruzmah In the arid regions of the Southern Mediterranean, the palm tree was depicted as an important symbol. Due to the dry region and climate, we can guess why...

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Lilly Symbol – Meaning of the Flower

Lilly Symbol – Meaning of the Flower

Lilly Meaning - General Features Highly valued in Egypt, Minoan Crete and Mycenae as a decorative element, the lily as a symbolism later crystallized through various perceptions. One of them is from the myth of Hera, in which lilies dripped from her milk on the ground...

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Fire – Symbol

Fire – Symbol

Fire-Symbol - General Characteristics  Fire as a symbol is a living element which absorbs, warms and illuminates, but can also cause pain and death - has a dual meaning. Often fire is a sacred symbol of home and embodies the inspiration of the Holy Spirit which in the...

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The Little Owl – Interesting Symbol

The Little Owl – Interesting Symbol

Little Owl - General Description The owl is a symbol of learning, knowledge, a frequently used symbol on the emblems of scientific publishers and bookstores. The owl is associated with the goddess Athena, in the Romans Minerva (Myth of Athena here) , as the goddess...

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The Raven – Symbol and Herald

The Raven – Symbol and Herald

Raven Symbol - General Overview The raven symbol varies across cultures and times. In mythology and symbolism it can be seen as a collective for a gravedigger, a harbinger of death, a thief figure, emphasizing a dramatic moment in a literary narrative, and much less...

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Lightning Bolt- Symbol and Meaning

Lightning Bolt- Symbol and Meaning

Lightning Bolt as a Symbol in General Overview Lightning, as a celestial phenomenon, was perceived by many cultures as a manifestation of the gods, destruction, awe, and an omen of impending threat. Usually this was attributed to the chief deity or "king of all", who...

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