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Ancient Symbols

The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt - The most famous monuments of ancient Egypt. These massive stone structures were built around 4500 years ago on a rocky desert plateau close to the Nile. But the intriguing Egyptian pyramids were more than just tombs for kings. The mysteries surrounding their symbolism, design and purpose have inspired passionate debate. It is likely that many of these mysteries will never be solved.

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    They are mysterious and I think it should remain that way but the surly are majestic!

Triduana’s themes are banishing, health and protection. Her symbols are water and oak. In Scotland, this Goddess rules over sacred water sources, from which She selflessly gives Her elixir to all who ask in humility. Many of Her wells are said to dwell beneath oak trees, ancient symbols of protection and well-being. Since the 1800′s, people have been coming to Loch mo Naire around this time of year to heal their body, mind or spirit.

sculpture & statues | isis | roman statue (marble), 2nd century ad | musei capitolini | rome

The Ouroboros or Uroborus is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The Ouroboros represents self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end (compare with phoenix).

handfasting tying the knot

According to kahuna legend, this ancient symbol radiates an energy that increases happiness and good fortune. The circles represent unconditional love (Aloha), the branching lines represent divine power (Mana), and the total of eight circles and lines represents abundant good (Pono). The symbol is said to be a channel for the blessing of whatever location it is in and whoever is in sight of it. We bring it back to help transform the world. Copyright 1984 - by Huna International.

Irish Wedding Tradition - English lavender, an ancient symbol of love, loyalty, devotion and even luck is often mixed with the bride’s wedding flowers to help insure a happy and long-lasting union

"Sacred Tree" Detail from a Stone relief from the throne room of Ashurnasirpal II | Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq | Neo-Assyrian, 870–860 BC | Click on the image url to see the full image

Ancient symbol - The Spiral Petroglyph is found in every ancient culture throughout the world. In the natural world, the Spiral is found in human physiology, plants, minerals, animals, energy patterns, weather, growth and death.

Irish Handfasting Ceremony #Celtic #Traditions #Wedding, inspiration for Mobella Events, www.mobellaevents...

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    Hand fasting is a Scottish Cetic ceremony traditionally a betrothal/engagement/trial marriage. After one year and one day of living together a couple were married.

Mayan peoples of highland Guatemala honor Ixchel as the protector of women during childbirth. In this Mayan Goddess statue she is shown in her moon-maiden aspect with a fecund rabbit companion, an ancient and modern symbol of fertility.

The famous Serpent Mound in Ohio is featured with history and burial mounds near the site. Photos from "The Nephilim Chronicles: A Travel Guide to the Ancient Ruins in the Ohio Valley."

Religion-Part of the popular image of the Vikings is that they were all pagans, with a hatred of the Christian Church. Almost all of the vikings populations were Pagans. Pagan is a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.

Paper Mache Greek Vases from Art Lessons for Kids

Ancient China has symbolized the magnolia as purity and candor. The eastern thought also thinks the magnolia brings good luck and a feminine touch.

Since ancient times, the peacock has symbolized beauty, dignity, and enlightenment. This is Spadecaller's first image of the famous peacock; it was created in Photoshop by using a composite of digitally hand painted images.

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Gold Bracelet from the time of Cleopatra in the shape of two serpents spiraling as a symbol of protection and regeneration. Photograph by Kenneth Garrett.

Mayan symbols

A beautifully made Elven Inspired book. The LOTR

Ancient Greek coin

'The waxing moon and the Eye of Horus at Dendera.' Astronomical ceiling. According to Egyptian mythology Horus lost his eye during a battle with Seth (the murderer of his father Osiris) and the eye (called 'Wadjet') was subsequently healed by Thoth, who is portrayed at the right-hand side of the picture. The destruction and healing of the eye was symbolically coupled by the ancient Egyptians to the waning and waxing of the moon.♔PM

Colossal Statue of King Tut...One of two nearly identical colossal images, this statue was excavated by the Oriental Institute from the ruins of an ancient temple built in western Thebes (modern Luxor). Because two such statues were excavated, the Egyptian government gave one of the pair to the Oriental Institute. The other statue is in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

AN EGYPTIAN AMETHYST CAT AMULET LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.