Tag Archive | Symbolism

#Omens&Symbols . . . . the Spider

….Spiders are are a symbol of the Goddess and the art of receiving
because the spider spins this amazing intricate web and then
it just sits there and everything the Spider needs lands in the web.

In Ancient Egypt, the spider was associated with the goddess Neith.
In Greece, she was known as Arachne and in Rome as the Goddess Minerva.

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#Omens&Symbols . . . . The Spider

In mythology, the spider is the weaver of destiny, and deities who foresee the future are
symbolized by spiders. The spider is attributed to The Egyptian creator-goddess Neith.
Neith wove the universe, and the Three dates, who spun, measured, and then cut the
thread of life. The spider is one of the five poisons in China, but it also symbolizes good
luck when it spins down on a thread from heaven. In Japan, they are a symbol of bad luck.

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#Omens&Symbols . . . . Ouroboros

Ancient Greek symbol of infinity.
Here a snake is eating itself
and this gave it a shape of infinity
which means nothing ends ever

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#Omens&Symbols . . . . The Doorway

The entrance to a house or sacred space symbolically marks the divide between the sacred
and the profane, the transition from one stage of life to another, the passage from life to
death. To ensure an entrance is more secure from evil influences, people carve motifs into
the surrounding supports, or add symbolic “totems” to the door itself, such as a horseshoe or
door knocker.

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#Omens&Symbols . . . . the Hourglass

Contains the sands of time and is symbolic of time passing and life running out.
Is symbolizes the transitory nature of life and indicates that death is unavoidable.
Death and old Father Time invariably carry an hourglass to remind mankind of the
passage of time. Hourglasses were a popular motif on tombs and memorials in
the 18th century.

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#Omens&Symbols . . . . Eternal Knot

Eternal Knot: The intertwining of lines in the eternal knot is said to symbolize
how everything is connected. It can also represent how religion and secular affairs,
as well as compassion and wisdom are united and connected to each other.

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#Omens&Symbols . . . . The Triple Goddess

The Triple Goddess or Virgin, Mother, Crone represents the phases of the Moon.
The new Moon, the full Moon and the waning Moon symbolizing that everything
in the material world has a beginning, comes to fullness and eventually ends . . .
but there is always a New Moon or new beginning.

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#Omens&Symbols . . . . Free Food

When a location has been identified as being good for a handout, a sign of
a circle with a cross within it is made. The circle refers to the place and the
cross means “OK”. The place may be a private house or back door of a
restaurant or rest stop where sympathetic staff give hungry people
leftovers from their customers meals.
If only their were more of these symbols. Less people would be in need of food.

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#Omens&Symbols . . . .Water and Evil

Water and Evil
In past centuries, women that were suspected of being witches were thrown into water.
If they drowned, they were presumed innocent. If the water rejected them, they could be
condemned for witchcraft.

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