Symbols & Symbolism

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Ancient Symbols
Images/icons/symbols illustrated and explained. Categories: Celtic, Chinese, Christian, Egyptian, Good Luck, Greek, Japanese, Mayan, Native American, Pagan, Peace, Religious, Roman, Sacred, Strength, Tattoos.
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Includes entries on symbols and imagery in myths and literature.
Heraldic Atlas: Table of Contents
Illustrations of Shields and Tinctures to Exterior Ornaments. From
Heraldry for Non-Heralds
"The purpose of this tutorial is to help you understand period heraldic practices, and to show you how to develop armory that is period in design" From the Society for Creative Anachronism.
The Meanings Behind the Symbols: Family Crests, Blazons, Coats of Arms
This glossary describes possible meanings behind heraldic symbols and other designs/ideas used in heraldry. See also their diagram describing parts of a Coat of Arms
State Symbols USA
"Official symbols represent the cultural heritage and natural treasures of each state or the entire United States."
" is a unique online encyclopedia that contains everything about symbols, signs, flags and glyphs arranged by categories such as culture, country, religion, and more. Explore our world of symbols by category, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. ... Our huge collection of symbols range from ancient alchemical signs, ashanti adinkra and anarchism to modern currency signs and awareness ribbons." Includes a Graphical Index, at the bottom of the screen,which allows you to find a symbol based on its graphical characteristics, such as Symmetry, Shape, Colors; Curveness, and Crossing.
Symbolism of Heraldic Colors, Furs, Lines & Ordinaries or...
Topics include: Christian Faith/Art/Architecture Symbols, Jewish/Judaism Symbols, Buddhist Iconography/Symbols/Deities, Hindu Symbols, Wiccan and Neopaganism Symbols, Alternative Religions/Symbols, The Meaning of The Runes, Masonic/Freemasonry Symbols, Tombstone Symbols, Astrological Signs, the Meanings of Flowers, Ancient Egyptian, West African, and Native Indian Cultural Symbols, Pride Symbols, Chinese/Kanji, and Common Tattoo Meanings.
Visual Glossary of Religious Symbols

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