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What Is a Dreamcatcher and What Does it Mean?

When people shop for souvenir dreamcatchers, they usually rely on color, design, and size preference. However, dreamcatchers are more than just a beautiful ...

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Lotus Flower – Symbolism and Meaning

Lotus flowers are beautiful flowers that are commonly associated with purity, inner strength  and tranquility, but its symbolism extends beyond that. The ...

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Infinity Symbol – Origins, Significance and Meaning

The infinity symbol, also called the eternity symbol or the forever symbol, is a highly recognizable image, but where did it come from and why was this ...

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The Real Meaning Behind The Chinese Yin-Yang Symbol

As the most enduring and influential Taoist symbol, the yin and yang (or simply yin-yang) is recognized almost anywhere in the world. Still, as is true with ...

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Sphinx – What Is This Symbol All About?

One of the most enduring symbols of ancient Egypt and Greece, the sphinx is a mythical creature that has intrigued and inspired human imagination for ...

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What Is The Caduceus Symbol? — History and Meaning

Known as the symbol of medicine, the Caduceus depicts the image of two serpents wrapped around a staff with wings. It might seem ironical that destructive ...

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Kokopelli – What Does This Symbol Mean?

Kokopelli is an interesting symbol, featuring a hunchbacked flute player. The first images of Kokopelli appeared on Hohokam pottery over 1000 years ago. ...

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Oya – The African Goddess of Weather

In Yoruba religion, Oya was the goddess of weather, known to be one of the most powerful deities in Africa. She was also a strong and brave warrior who was ...

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Osiris – Egyptian God of Life, Death and Resurrection

In Egyptian mythology, Osiris was the god of fertility, life, agriculture, death and resurrection. Osiris’ name meant powerful or mighty, and according to ...

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The Strange History of Shrunken Heads (Tsantas)

Shrunken heads, commonly referred to as tsantsas, played a role in ancient ceremonial rituals and traditions throughout the Amazon. Shrunken heads are ...

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The Aztec Calendar – Importance, Use, and Relevance

The Aztec or Mexica calendar is one of several prominent Mesoamerican calendars. However, as the Aztec empire was in its heyday at the time of the arrival ...

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Symbols Used in Jewelry – And What They Mean

Throughout history, symbolic jewelry has been popular, worn for one reason or another. Some wear meaningful jewelry as a symbol of their culture or faith, ...

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