35 Pagan & Wiccan Symbols and Their Meanings

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PAGAN AND WICCAN SPIRITUAL SYMBOLS AND MEANINGS 

Symbols are of great importance in many cultures, religions and even day to day life, in the way of road signs and warning signs.

When we see a symbol, the whole, " a picture is worth a thousand words" term comes into play. We immediately recognise what the symbol is trying to communicate, but then carries on to communicate with you on an emotional level.

It is very difficult to summarise symbols with just one or two words, that is why they are so powerful. They are able to in most cases communicate the same line of thought to all viewers, but each trail of thought and reaction to it is unique, unlike written words which are more of an instruction.

In the case of Wicca and modern Paganism symbols are used within rituals and in some cases, magic.

Below is a list of 35 of what we class the most prominent symbols used in Wiccan and Pagan communities, along with their meanings:

1) Eye Of Ra Symbol

   

 

 

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3) Ankh Symbol

ankh ancient egyptian wicca symbol
The ankh, also known as "crux ansata" (the Latin for "cross with a handle") is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic ideograph symbolizing "life".

The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest. The ankh appears in hand or in proximity of almost every deity in the Egyptian pantheon (including Pharaohs).

The ankh symbol was so prevalent that it has been found in digs as far as Mesopotamia and Persia, and even on the seal of the biblical king Hezekiah.

The symbol became popular in New Age mysticism in the 1960s.

History:

The ankh appears frequently in Egyptian tomb paintings and other art, often at the fingertips of a god or goddess in images that represent the deities of the afterlife conferring the gift of life on the dead person's mummy; this is thought to symbolize the act of conception. Additionally, an ankh was often carried by Egyptians as an amulet, either alone, or in connection with two other hieroglyphs that mean "strength" and "health".  Mirrors of beaten metal were also often made in the shape of an ankh, either for decorative reasons or to symbolize a perceived view into another world.

A symbol similar to the ankh appears frequently in Minoan and Mycenaean sites.This is a combination of the sacral knot(symbol of holiness) with the double-edged axe (symbol of matriarchy)but it can be better compared with the Egyptian tyet which is similar. This symbol can be recognized on the two famous figurines of the chthonian Snake Goddess discovered in the palace of Knossos. Both snake goddesses have a knot with a projecting loop cord between their breasts. In the Linear B (Mycenean Greek) script, ankh is the phonetic sign za.

The ankh also appeared frequently in coins from ancient Cyprus and Asia Minor (particularly the city of Mallus in Cilicia). In some cases, especially with the early coinage of King Euelthon of Salamis, the letter ku, from the Cypriot syllabary, appeared within the circle ankh, representing Ku(prion) (Cypriots). To this day, the ankh is also used to represent the planet Venus (the namesake of which, the goddess Venus or Aphrodite, was chiefly worshipped on the island) and the metal copper (the heavy mining of which gave Cyprus its name).

Coptic Christians preserved the shape of the ankh by sometimes representing the Christian cross with a circle in place of the upper bar. This is known as the Coptic ankh or crux ansata

 

4) Labyrinth Symbol

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In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth (Ancient Greek: Λαβύρινθος labúrinthos) was an elaborate, confusing structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, the monster eventually killed by the hero Theseus. Daedalus had so cunningly made the Labyrinth that he could barely escape it after he built it.


In English, the term labyrinth is generally synonymous with maze. As a result of the long history of unicursal representation of the mythological Labyrinth, however, many contemporary scholars and enthusiasts observe a distinction between the two. In this specialized usage maze refers to a complex branching multicursal puzzle with choices of path and direction, while a unicursal labyrinth has only a single path to the center. A labyrinth in this sense has an unambiguous route to the center and back and presents no navigational challenge.

Unicursal labyrinths appeared as designs on pottery or basketry, as body art, and in etchings on walls of caves or churches. The Romans created many primarily decorative unicursal designs on walls and floors in tile or mosaic. Many labyrinths set in floors or on the ground are large enough that the path can be walked. Unicursal patterns have been used historically both in group ritual and for private meditation, and are increasingly found for therapeutic use in hospitals and hospices.

 

5) Rod of Asclepius Symbol

Rod of asclepius, ancient greek symbol, wicca and witchcraft magic healing symbol

The Rod of Asclepius (or Staff of Asclepius) is the ancient Greek symbol that has become internationally recognized symbol of medicine. It depicts a serpent entwined around a staff that is traditionally a knotty tree stick. The symbol is associated with the Greek demigod, Asclepius who was renowned for his unsurpassed medical prowess and healing powers. According to myths, he got his medical knowledge through the whispering of snakes that have the ability to periodically shedding their skin and emerging bigger, healthier and shinier than before. 

In honor of Asclepius, a particular type of non-venomous snake was often used in healing rituals, and these snakes – the Aesculapian snakes – crawled around freely on the floor in dormitories where the sick and injured slept. These snakes were introduced at the founding of each new temple of Asclepius throughout the classical world. From about 300 BCE onwards, the cult of Asclepius grew very popular and pilgrims flocked to his healing temples (Asclepieia) to be cured of their ills. Ritual purification would be followed by offerings or sacrifices to the god (according to means), and the supplicant would then spend the night in the holiest part of the sanctuary – the abaton (or adyton). Any dreams or visions would be reported to a priest who would prescribe the appropriate therapy by a process of interpretation. Some healing temples also used sacred dogs to lick the wounds of sick petitioners.

 

6) Pentagram Symbol

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Pentagrams were used symbolically in ancient Greece and Babylonia, and are used today as a symbol of faith by many Wiccans, the way the cross is used by Christians and the Star of David by the Jews. The pentagram has magical associations. Many people who practice Neopagan faiths wear jewellery incorporating the symbol. Christians once commonly used the pentagram to represent the five wounds of Jesus.

A reversed pentagram, with two points projecting upwards, is a symbol of evil and attracts sinister forces because it overturns the proper order of things and demonstrates the triumph of matter over spirit. It is the goat of lust attacking the heavens with its horns, a sign execrated by initiates.

Because of a perceived association with Satanism and occultism, many United States schools in the late 1990s sought to prevent students from displaying the pentagram on clothing or jewellery.

 

7) Triskele / Triskelion Symbol

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The triskele is generally considered to be a Celtic design, but it has also been found within Buddhist writings. The exact design can vary, but this symbol always features one shape repeated three times, with each repetition interlocking. Triskeles can be found all over the world, for example, it can be found carved on many Neolithic stones in Ireland and Western Europe, in the symbol for the Isle of Sicily, and on bank notes in the Isle of Man.

The Greek term triskelion literally means “three-legged,” and due to the triple aspect of the symbol, some Celtic traditions use the triskele to represent the realms of earth, sea, and sky.

The symbolism of the triskele varies between cultures and religions, but the triple aspect is the main focus in most cases.

 

8) Horned God Symbol 

the horned god symbol, wicca and witchcraft magic

The Horned God represents the male part of Wicca, with its counter part being, the female Triple Goddess of the Moon or  Mother Goddess. In common Wiccan belief, he is associated with nature, wilderness, sexuality, hunting, and the cycle of life. Some people also believe that it is the horned god that carries the souls of the dead to the underworld with a satanic link. 

 

9) Witch's Knot Symbol

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The Witches knot is a symbol that is used to protect the bearer against negative witchcraft. The symbol would have been etched into peoples doors and worn as jewellery to protect them selves against malicious spells.

The symbol has also been used in love charms and weather charms. Despite the name and the negative thoughts that surround the symbol, it is not an evil emblem at all.

 

10) Elven Star Symbol

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The Elven star, also known as the Setogram or the faery star, is used within some Wiccan traditions but is also associated with many other magical traditions.

Seven is a sacred number in many pagan traditions, and this star symbol can be used to represent different sets of seven things depending on a person's beliefs or tradition. These include:

  • the seven Pleiades (stars)
  • the seven days of the week
  • the seven major Hindu chakras
  • the seven classical planets (Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn)
  • the seven notes in a diatonic music scale (white notes)
  • the seven tenants (balance, harmony, humility, learning, reincarnation, tolerance, and trust)
  • the seven elements (earth, air, fire, water, above, below, and within)

11) Hecate's Wheel Symbol

hecates wheel ancient greek mythical wicca witchcraft symbol

Hecate is a goddess in ancient Greek religion and mythology, most often shown holding a pair of torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form. She was variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, light, magicwitchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery

The symbol of Hectate's wheel in Wiccan traditions is used to represent the three aspects of the goddess: maiden, mother, and crone.

The wheel is used to symbolise the power of knowledge and life and is a popular symbol in feminist traditions.

12) Triquetra Symbol

triquetra symbol meaning explained

Looking at the image above, you will see that this particular Triquetra is made up of two components. The main part is the endless infinite set of what appears to be three oval loops. This is the Triquetra (Latin for “three cornered”) or can be called the Trinity Knot or Celtic Triangle. Because of the endless effect, there is symbolism of infinity and immortalisation, which is also a form of protection.

The circle encompassed within the Triquetra is common, and is seen to be the most popular way the Triquetra is represented in many cultures and groups.

The circle element brings spiritual unity, which intersects the Triquetra, forming an infinite loop within an infinite loop, enhancing the protection.

It is difficult to date the exact origin of the Triquetra, and whether it was first used in a Christian or pagan context but it is thought that the design is used as a religious symbol adapted from ancient Pagan Celtic images by Christianity.

Celtic followers use the Triquetra either to represent one of the various triplicities in their cosmology and theology (such as the tripartite division of the world into the realms of Land, Sea and Sky), or as a symbol of one of the specific Celtic triple goddesses, for example the battle goddess, The Morrígan.

 13) Athame Symbol

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The athame (or athamé) is a black-handled ceremonial double edged dagger, one of several magical tools used in traditional witchcraft and other pagan religions such as Wicca.

The proper use of the tool was started by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, in the early 20th century, for the use of banishing rituals. The tool was later adopted by Wiccans, Thelemites and Satanists.

 

14) Hexagram Symbol

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The hexagram is usually associated with the Biblical Solomon, best known as the Star of David in the Jewish religion.

In terms of ritual magic however, the hexagram is referred to as "The Seal of Solomon"

The seal of Solomon symbolises Divine Union. Upon closer inspection, you'll find that the symbol is composed of a female, water element triangle, and a male, fire element triangle. The traditional elemental triangles of earth, air, water, and fire are derived from the seal.

 

15) Crescent Moon Symbol

crescent moon witchcraft wicca symbol

Crescent Moons generally represent birth cycles and fertility. As you can imagine, the moon means a great deal to a wide variety of cultures and its symbolism can vary quite significantly.
In Wicca, the moon is sometimes associated with Demeter, Persephone and Hecate, also known as The Mother, the Maiden and the Crone who represent a life cycle in their changing phases, which is quite relatable to the phases of the moon.

The word “crescent” comes from the Latin term "ceres" meaning to “bring forth, create” and "crescere", the Latin term for “grow, thrive”.

In many cultures, its seen that the crescent moon represents new beginnings, life and death, which makes this symbol popular amongst many religions.

In Native American lore, it is said that the cresent / new moon is a time to let things go, whereas the full moon is the time for new beginnings. The thinking behind this is that during the nights of a crescent moon, there is less light than that of a full moon, and hides the emotions you display, while during the full moon, your aspirations and hopes are transparent and visible.

The crescent moon is also separated by their phase in the cycle. The waning crescent and waxing crescent.

Waning Crescent: symbolizes the expulsion of negative energy in your life, getting rid of things you know you don’t need, or those things/people/habits, etc which are harming you.

Waxing Crescent: symbolizes growth and creativity. Real general there, but it carries a broad spectrum. Use your imagination.

16) Cauldron Symbol

witches cauldron, wicca magic pot

In Wicca and some other forms of pagan belief systems the cauldron is still used in magical practices. Cauldrons symbolise not only the Goddess but also represent the womb, as it is a vessel, and on an altar it represents earth because it is a working tool.

In Celtic lore, the cauldron is the symbol of the Underworld. Where as, in Greek and Roman mythology,  the cauldron was hidden in a cave. 

Cauldrons have held a magical significance in many cultures throughout the centuries. In ancient Ireland, it was though that cauldrons were never magically constantly full with food during feasts. In ancient times they were use for human sacrifice, which was related to death and rebirth. In Greek mythology the Witch goddess Medea restored people to youth in a magic cauldron. Some stories and communities even compare the cauldron to the Holy Grail. 

Any way you look at it or where your beliefs lie, the cauldron truly does hold a magical aura.

 

17) Air Alchemy Symbol

air alchemy ancient magic symbol, wicca and witchcraft

As one of the four classical elements, Air is often called upon and used within Wiccan rituals. It is connected to our souls and is the breath of life. The symbol commonly used is the one we see used in Alchemy, but in some Wicca traditions we see air not as a triangle, but by either a circle with a point in the centre, or by a feather or leaf-like image.

Air is associated with communication, wisdom or the power of the mind. In many magical traditions, air is associated with various spirits and elemental beings. Entities known as sylphs are typically connected with the air and the wind - these winged creatures are often related to powers of wisdom and intuition. In some belief systems, angels and devas are associated with air.

 

18) Celtic Shield Knot Symbol

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The Shield Knot is an ancient Celtic symbol of protection and was placed either on battle fields to protect soldiers from physical and spiritual harm, or near the sick as a means of warding off evil spirits or other threats.

However, like many knot symbols, the Celtic Shield Knot was also seen to symbolise faith, love and unity between people. This appears to be the more modern use for the knot, appearing on wedding bands and jewellery gifts between loved ones.

Interwoven patterns, like these knots, were first seen in the crafts of the Roman Empire. In the third and fourth centuries AD, knot patterns were first seen, mainly as an art form that was soon adapted to mosaic floor patterns too. This art form was used a lot in Byzantine architecture, Celtic art, Coptic art, Islamic art, and many more forms.

 

19) Earth Alchemy Symbol

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Due to earths fertile nature and the ability to create new life and growth, this element is seen as the ultimate symbol of the divine feminine. The image of Earth as Mother is no coincidence; for millennia, people have seen the earth as a source of life, like a giant womb. The symbol we use most often for earth, is the alchemist symbol that represents it. However, earth has many different symbols in different cultures and communities, some even portray earth as an image of a womb itself.

There are a number of Gods associated with the element of Earth as well, including Gaia (from Greek Mythology), who often embodies the planet itself, and Geb, the Egyptian god of land.

In Tarot, Earth is associated with the suit of Pentacles. It is connected with fertility, with green forests and rolling fields. Call upon Earth for workings related to material wealth, prosperity, and fertility.

 

20) Fire Alchemy Symbol

fire alchemy element symbol, wicca witchcraft magic

Fire is a Huge purifying pagan masculine energy which as you can imagine has great power to destroy, but also has the power to create new life.

In some Pagan traditions the element of fire is celebrated with a traditional Irish Bale Fire. It is said that Tribal leaders would send some one to the hill of Uisneach, where a huge bon fire was lit each year at Beltane, and light a torch from the fire to bring back to their home villages.

Fire has been important to mankind for as long as we have existed. It provides warmth and means to cook. The ability to control fire - to not only harness it, but use it to suit our own needs - is one of the things that separates humans from animals. However, there are many myths and legends that say other wise...

 

21) Seax Wica Symbol

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Seax Wica is a recent tradition that was founded in the 1970s. It is inspired by the Saxon religion of old, and represents the moon, the sun, and the eight Wiccan sabbats.

Seax Wican covens are self-sustained, and are run by elected High Priests and High Priestesses. Each group is separately run and makes its own decisions about how to practice and worship. Even non-members can attend rituals as long as everyone in the coven agrees to it.

 

22) Solar Cross Symbol

solar cross symbol, wicca magic

There have been carvings of this ancient symbol found in Bronze-age burial urns dating back as far as 1400 BC. Although it's been used in many cultures, the cross eventually became identified with Christianity and the crucifix.

The Solar Cross symbol is a variation on the popular four-armed cross. It represents not only the sun, but also the cyclical nature of the four seasons and the four classical elements.

The concept of sun worship is one nearly as old as mankind itself. In early communities that were primarily agricultural, and dependant on the sun for life and food and drink, it is no surprise that the sun was regarded as a God and worshipped.

Because of its association with the Sun itself, this symbol is typically connected to the element of Fire. You can use it in ritual workings that honour the sun or the power, heat and energy of flames. Fire is a purifying energy, but can also destroy. It also creates, and represents the fertility and masculinity of the God. You can use this symbol in rituals that involve casting away the old, and rebirthing the new, or for celebrations of 

 

23) Sun Wheel Symbol

sun wheel ancient wicca symbol

The name "sun wheel" comes from the "Solar Cross", which was a calendar used to mark the solstices and equinoxes in some pre-Christian European cultures. In addition to being represented by a wheel or cross, sometimes the sun is portrayed simply as a circle, or as a circle with a point in the centre.

As you can imagine, the sun has always been a symbol of power and magic. Because of the sun's sheer power, the Ancient Greeks made offerings of honey rather than wine, as they thought that it was important to prevent such a powerful deity from getting drunk!

The Egyptians identified several of their gods with a solar disc above the head, indicating that the deity was a god of the light.

Naturally, the sun is linked with fire and masculine energy. Call upon the sun to represent fire in ritual.

 

24) Thor's Hammer (Mjolnir) Symbol

thors hammer viking norse greek symbol

The Symbol of Thors Hammer (also known as the Mjolnir in Norse stories) has always been seen as a symbol of strength and protection. This comes from the early Pagan Norsemen who wore the Hammer as an amulet of protection long after Christianity had moved into their world, and it is still worn today, both by Asatruar and others of Norse heritage.

Mjolnir was a handy tool to have around, because it always returned to whomever had thrown it. Interestingly, in some legends Mjolnir is portrayed not as a hammer, but as an axe or club (also seen in Avengers: Infinity war)

In areas of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, small wearable versions of this symbol have been unearthed in graves and burial cairns. Interestingly, the shape of the hammer seems to vary a bit by region. In Sweden and Norway, Mjolnir is portrayed as rather T-shaped. Its Icelandic counterpart is more like a cross, and examples found in Finland have a long, curved design across the bottom brace of the hammer.

 

25) Triple Horn Of Odin Symbol

triple horn of odin ancient viking symbol, wicca

Odin, the father of Norse Gods, is represented here by three interlocking drink vessel horns.

The horns play an important role in the Norse eddas, and feature heavily in elaborate toasting rituals. In some stories, the horns represent the three draughts of the Odhroerir, a magical mead. This mead was told to have been made by mixing the blood of a god named Kvasir, who was created from the saliva of all the other gods, with honey to create this magical brew. 

Anyone who drank this potion would impart Kvasir's wisdom, and other magical skills, poetry in particular.

Odins link to this, is that he found where the mead was hidden, and for three nights he drank this magical concoction. The three horns represent the three drinks he had.

Today, the most recent portrayal we have seen of Odin, is in the Film avengers, where he is seen to drink out of his horn in a ceremony to honour his son, Thor.

26) Water Alchemy Symbol

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Water is part of the four classic elements, and the symbol can be seen in old alchemy scripts. As you may have noticed, the upside down triangle has a feminine form, the shape of the womb, and this link ties with the symbols feminine energy which connects to aspects of the Goddess.

As you may have guessed, due to the use of "Holy Water", water is typically related to healing and purification. In fact, Holy Water tends to have salt added, which exaggerates the purification factor. In many Wiccan covens, salted holy water is used to consecrate the circle and all the spiritual tools within it

Many cultures feature water spirits as part of their folklore and mythology. To the Greeks, a water spirit known as a naiad often presided over a spring or stream. The Romans had a similar entity found in the Camenae.

Water can be used in rituals involving love and fluid emotions, at the same time as allowing a current to carry away anything negative that you wish to be rid of.

 

27) Yin Yang Symbol

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One of the most globally recognisable symbols. Although the Symbol is heavily recognised as an Eastern Chinese and Buddhist Symbol, Pagans and Wiccans use the symbols teachings within their rituals and understandings.

Simply, the Yin Yang represents balance and harmony, with the polarity of all things.

The black and white parts are equal, and each surrounds a dot of the opposite color, showing that there is balance and harmony within the universe's forces. It is the balance between light and dark, a connection between two opposing forces.

Originally, the symbol is believed to be Chinese and also the Yin Yang is also a Buddhist representation of the cycle of rebirth, and of Nirvana itself. In Taoism, it is known as the Taiji, and symbolises Tao itself.

The Yin Yang may be a good symbol to call upon in rituals, calling for balance and harmony. If you seek polarity in your life, or are on a quest for spiritual rebirth, consider using the Yin Yang as a guide.

 28) Valknut Symbol

valknut ancient norse wicca viking symbol

As such a strong, bold looking symbol, it is strange that we have no real understanding of it.
Its name has been forged from the old Norse word "valr", meaning "slain warriors" and "knut", meaning knot.

It is a symbol of three interlocking triangles, which scholars have proposed a variety of explanations for. some have associated it with the god Odin, and it has been compared to the three-horned symbol found on the 9th-century Snoldelev Stone, to which it may be related. The valknut is occasionally used in modern popular culture and is associated with heathenry.

29) Om Symbol

om spiritual symbol, buddhist and hindu symbol

Om is part of the iconography found in ancient and medieval era manuscripts, temples, monasteries and spiritual retreats in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The symbol has a spiritual meaning in all Indian dharmas, but the meaning and connotations of Om vary between the diverse schools within and across the various traditions.

In Hinduism, Om is one of the most important spiritual symbols. It refers to Atman (soul, self within) and Brahman (ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge). 

The syllable is often found at the beginning and the end of chapters in the Vedas, the Upanishads, and other Hindu texts. It is a sacred spiritual incantation made before and during the recitation of spiritual texts, during puja and private prayers, in ceremonies of rites of passages (sanskara) such as weddings, and sometimes during meditative and spiritual activities such as Yoga.

30) Tree of Life Symbol

TREE OF LIFE SYMBOL, SPIRITUAL ANCIENT WICCA MAGIC

The symbol of the Tree of Life symbolises the ability of a fresh start and immortality.

As a tree ages, it will still bear seeds that contain its characteristics made from its very self. These seeds effectively grow into the same tree, but with a new beginning, new strength and a fresh start. This new tree, although individual, is still linked to the parent tree. It has been formed by the very same material. Us as humans are linked in the very same way. The chemicals and elements we share with the tree and all of our surroundings within the cosmos are linked in the very same way. The tree of life shows us the link between everything we know in its strengths and new growth. 
Knowing this link, we can look at death differently. Instead we can find the immortality as our chemical components aid towards new growth, strengthening the bond and link with everything within the cosmos.

This is your right to be here, everything within the cosmos has come together to align everything needed to form you as a person. The chemical components that first made you, once belonged to some one, or something else, and now it is you that represents them.

31) Corn Dolly Symbol

corn dolly pagan wiccan symbol, spiritual harvest doll

The Corn Dolly is still widely used throughout Europe. It symbolises the spirit of the grain, and is meant to bring luck to the future harvest. 
These Dollies would be made from the current harvest and sacrificed by burning, or ploughed back into the earth at the end of the harvest, usually the Winter Solstice, so they could be re-born as the spring grain.

It was also tradition to bring the Dolly into your home, where it would take pride of place and sometimes even given its own cot where it was looked after through the winter months.

There are a huge variety of different styles of dollies, and they vary from region to region through out a huge variety of countries coming in all different shapes and sizes, but they all more or less symbolise the same thing; to bring good fortune to the next years harvest.

32) Ouroboros (Infinity) Symbol

Ouroboros infinity snake symbol, spiritual greek egyptian wicca symbol

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The Ouroboros or uroborus is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. Originating in ancient Egyptian iconography, the ouroboros entered western tradition via Greek magical tradition and was adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in alchemy. Via medieval alchemical tradition, the symbol entered Renaissance magic and modern symbolism, often taken to symbolise introspection, the eternal return or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself. It also represents the infinite cycle of nature's endless creation and destructionlife, and death.

33) Spiral Goddess Symbol

wicca spiral goddess symbol, spiritual

This really is the symbol of the divine feminine and is often used by Wiccans. It is used as a sign of life. The spiral represents the ever continuing cycle of life, death, and rebirth.

34) Flower Of Life Symbol 

flower of life christian, spiritual ancient geometric symbol

The Flower of life symbol and its origin can be found through many eras and wide ranges of cultures. Its geometry is thought to have brought a very deep spiritual understanding and enlightenment to those who have studied it. Many forms of mathematics can be applied to it.

Da Vinci's drawings use many shapes found within the flower of life in his drawings. Even the ancient Egyptians were aware of the flower of life, and inscribed it in temples. The precision of their drawings of this incredible geometry matched the precision in their building of the pyramids.

The Shape consists of 19 circles that are interconnected and overlap in such a way that represent the petals on multiple flowers. It is believed that all life forces follow a divine geometric plan, and everything we know that surrounds us follows this plan.

There are so many geometric symbols that can be found within this symbol, including the Vesica Piscis and Ichthys. This is what is so magical about this symbol, you can study it for hours, finding a huge range of patterns and shapes that you can relate to. However, the shape becomes incredible when you start to compare it with nature and life forces. For example, if you are familiar with the way human and life cells multiply by cell division (pictured below), the similarities are extraordinary.

human cell flower of life comparison. the ancient symbol

There are so many meanings held to this geometric patterned symbol. However, this symbol is so thought provoking and astonishingly relatable to such intricate and precise patterns found throughout life, that its meaning can be different and personal to each person that studies it, with out ever being wrong or misguided. It is what it is, but emotionally and spiritually connects with its audience in a way they can only relate to by the manor in which they view life its self.

 

35) Triple Moon Symbol

The "Triple moon" is a Goddess symbol that represents the Maiden, Mother, and Crone as the waxing, full, and waning moon. It is also associated with feminine energy, mystery and psychic abilities. You often see this symbol on crowns or other head-pieces, particularly worn by High Priestesses.

The Mother represents ripeness, fertility, fulfilment, stability, and power. The Mother Goddess in Greek mythology is Demeter, representing wellspring of life, giving and compassionate.

Other mother goddesses include: Aa, Ambika, Ceres, Astarte, Lakshmi.

The Maiden represents enchantment, inception, expansion, the female principle, the promise of new beginnings, youth, excitement, and a carefree erotic aura. The Maiden in Greek Mythology is Persephone - purity - and a representation of new beginnings.

Other maiden goddesses include: Brigid, Nimue, among others.

The Crone represents wisdom, repose, and compassion. The Crone in Greek mythology is Hecate - wise, knowing, a culmination of a lifetime of experience.

Other Crone goddesses include: Hel, Maman Brigitte, Oya, Sedna, Skuld, and others.


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