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Symbology

The symbology of the lion

From the beginnings of civilization the lion and its symbolism have always aroused fascination and disquiet, due to the majesty and wildness of the animal.…

The ancient symbology of the Spiral

The spiral is a decorative and frequent symbology with ancient origins. Probably it was used in its origins by Celts as a symbol of the…

The Labyrinth between history and mythology

The term “labyrinth” certainly comes from the Greek labýrinthos (λαβύρινθος), also derived from Labrys, a particular axe with a double blade. This weapon symbolized the…

The symbology of the ophitic columns

The ophitic (from the Greek òphis, snake) or knotted columns represent a decorative and symbolic elements whose meaning is debated. They are strictly related to…

The dragon in the medieval symbology

The symbology of the dragon, spread in the Eastern and Classical cultures, faced a great diffusion during the Middle Age preserving the same iconographic representations…

The Sator Square

1.The enigmatic Sator Square   It was November 12th, 1936. The archeologist Matteo della Corte was doing an inspection in the Gymnasium at the archaeological…

The symbology of the Omphalos

  The Omphalos (also known as Sacred Center) belongs to a rich set of exoteric symbols, largely used for decoratives scopes and with a great…

The ancient symbolism of the swastika

Introduction The symbology of the swastika is much more ancient than you think. The first archaeological evidences dated back to the Neolithic, whose specimens are…

The Camunian Rose

The Camunian Rose is an ancient symbolism dated back to the Iron Age and frequently found among the rock carvings of the Val Camonica. Particularly,…

The Chessboard

The chess game has ancient origins. These could be found in India, because over there was the chaturanga, a set of rules that could have…

The Solomon’s Knot

The Solomon’s knot is a mysterious symbolism. Graphically it is composed by two or more rings intertwined in an inseparable way. Historical background of the…

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