Monthly Archives: June 2014

Symbol Saturday ~ Seven

          Seven is the most auspicious number, possibly because it was associated with the seven heavenly bodies visible to the ancient astronomers and therefore the deities who were believed to watch over the affairs of human beings.           The number seven … Continue reading

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Cartoon Tuesday!

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Symbol Saturday ~ Snake

            The snake, perhaps the most complex and varied of all animals in its symbolism, often appears in iconography and legend as a protector. The Hindu story of the creator god Vishnu resting on a giant snake’s coils is … Continue reading

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Cartoon Tuesday!

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Symbol Saturday ~ Wings

            The sheltering symbolism of being taken under someone’s wing is based not only on the mothering habits of birds but on the many winged protective spirits which appear in Middle Eastern art as temple guardians.             In … Continue reading

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