Monthly Archives: March 2014

Cartoon Tuesday!

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Symbol Saturday ~ Knots

            The idea that knots could block evil led to them becoming symbols of protection in Islam, where complex knot designs are sometimes found carved into the walls of palaces. Knotting a beard was thought to frustrate demons. The … Continue reading

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Symbol Saturday ~ Cross Sign

          Making the sign of the cross by touching the forehead, breast and each shoulder was originally a symbol of Christian faith and a gesture of benediction or conclusion to prayer. But its superstitious use to ward of bad luck … Continue reading

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Symbol Saturday ~ Horseshoe

          The protective symbolism of the crescent or horned moon which appears widely in Egyptian iconography as well as in Islamic art, appears to be the origin of the horseshoe’s popularity as a charm against evil and ill fortune. For … Continue reading

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Symbol Saturday ~ Crescent

            The moon goddess Hecate was credited with protecting Byzantium in 341BCE when a crescent moon suddenly broke through the clouds above the city as hostile Macedonian forces were approaching under the cover of darkness. Defenders manned the walls and … Continue reading

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