Rome is a city known for its rich history and diverse symbols. Most of these symbols are relevant to everyday life. From the she-wolf that is infamous for having feasted on her superiors, named Remus and Romulus, to the...
In ancient times, the concept of religion was fundamentally different from what it is today. The ancient people did not live their lives independent of their religious beliefs. Instead, religion was fully integrated into the lives of the people, from the peasants to the kings, and was most commonly depicted through various symbols, which influenced the lives of the masses accordingly.
As such, you will find innumerable ancient symbols, appearing in scriptures, sculptures, amulets, architecture, jewelry, pottery, and sarcophagi, irrespective of class, across the different cultures of the world.
Understanding the meanings of symbols is like learning a long-forgotten language and culture. Ancient symbols served as tools to communicate abstract concepts, ideas, philosophies, values, and symbolisms. Interestingly, the same symbol could have different meanings, depending on the era and context it is viewed within. Meanings of symbols aren’t inherent but may be different across various cultures, which is why context is essential when decoding symbols.
Similar to written language, symbols have the ability to carry meanings that allow people to communicate with each other. However, unlike modern languages, ancient symbols carry much deeper and mystical meanings that tap into our spiritual connection.
We are passionate about understanding the significance and implications of the world’s most ancient symbols. Our series of informational articles on ancient symbols explores the origin, meaning, and relevance of symbols across various cultures of the world.