Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cartoon Tuesday!

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Symbol Saturday ~ Wreath

          Wreaths made of sacred plants and worn by rulers were once thought to have protective powers. The emperor Tiberius, who feared death by lightning, is said to have called for his laurel wreath to be brought whenever thunderstorms broke out. … Continue reading

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Cartoon Tuesday!

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Symbol Saturday ~ Lantern

          The Light of the World (1853–54) is an allegorical painting by William Holman Hunt representing the figure of Jesus preparing to knock on an overgrown and long-unopened door, illustrating Revelation 3:20: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear My … Continue reading

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Cartoon Tuesday!

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Symbol Saturday ~ Masks

          Some early cultures appear to have used masks of animals they hunted in the belief that this would enable them to capture the animals’ spirits and prevent harm being caused. Others chose powerful animals as totemic protective symbols and wore … Continue reading

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