5 Famous signs and symbols with unpredictable meanings

Symbols have power and meaning and are meant to convey messages that resist the passage of time. Signs and symbols we have always known, such as the cross or the swastika, have significantly different meanings than those we know.

Their origin is well buried in the darkness of times, and their true meaning is only known today by historians and scholars. And because what we do not know frightens us, let's lift the veil and reflect a little on the meaning of popular symbols.

First of all, let us remember the key words of Marcia Elide, the author of the "History of Religious Beliefs and Ideas":

    The fact that you do not believe or know the meaning of a ritual does not mean it does not work." - Marcia Elide

1. The horn symbol

The tight fist "in horns of devil" is one of the most widespread signs and symbols. Often used by rockers, this gesture is perceived as a negative, even demonic thing.

However, initially, the gesture had a whole new meaning. At the beginning, he was used by magicians and witches, and was apparently meant to drive the evil spirits.

Those who used this sign were thus protected from evil demons and spirits. The symbol gained negative connotations only in the 20th century.

In the 1980s, the rock singer Ronnie James Dio used it for the first time on the stage, and since then these signs and symbols have begun to be associated with rock music.

From here, to the negative connotations that the fist "clinging to the devil horns" has today, it was only one step. Dio's gesture was interpreted as a call of Satan, though, apparently, had nothing to do with evil forces.

Today it is used by personalities from the whole spectrum of public life: artists, politicians and church faces.

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2. Evil signs and symbols: Pentagram

Among the most well-known signs and symbols associated with satanic cultures are the pentagram. Used often by rockers, but also in horror films, the origins of the pentagram had no negative charge at all.

Indeed, it is not a Christian symbol, but its significance was, at the beginning, a positive one. The symbol was used by the witch and represented the triumph of spirituality over the world.

Moreover, even Christians have used the pentagram as a positive symbol. In Faust's work by Goethe, the pentagram is referred to as a method of protection against the devil.

3. Signs and symbols of surprising significance: The cross turned

The reverse cross is a symbol that everyone is avoiding. Today, it represents everything that is anti-Christian, but at first it did not. In fact, the returning cross was originally a positive symbol.

For a long time, the cross turned was the symbol of St. Peter, the apostle of Jesus who asked to be crucified with his head down:

    "I am not worthy to be crucified like my Christ; for He was crucified to look to the earth, where he would descend into Hell to free the souls shut up there. Crucify my head down to look to the heavens, where I will go. "

4. Swastika, also used by the Dacians

Swastika is the symbol under which Nazi Germany has implemented its extermination policies, making millions of victims. Thus, it is no wonder that it has become a forbidden and avoided sign in the Western world.

However, before it was used by the Nazis, swastika had positive connotations. In the past, swastika was the symbol of well-being and luck.

It has been used throughout millennia in various religions. In prehistoric art, swastika signifies luck, the sun. In antiquity, it was frequently used by Hittites, Celts and Greeks.

Whether as a geometric motive or as a religious symbol, it has been used in other cultures in Asia, Europe, Africa and America. Nowadays, swastika is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

On the territory of Romania, the earliest signs of the swastika were found in Transylvania (Bod and Tura), but also in other localities, dating from the Stone Age. The cult of the swastika was transmitted also in Roman Dacia.

Moreover, on the flag of the Dacian cohort Amelia Decorum appears the sign of the swastika with its arms facing east. Also, the tomb of Mary of Mangop, one of the wives of Stephen the Great, was decorated with these signs and symbols.

Unfortunately, because of the Nazis, swastika has become one of the most detested signs and symbols.

5. Christmas tree and winter solstice

The Christmas tree has a history that begins long before Christianity. Before the birth and spread of the Christian religion, the fir trees were associated with the return of the Sun, worshiped in many beliefs.

These trees were the focus of attention during the winter solstice and marked the rebirth of the Sun. The tradition of fir appears in several cultures, including the Roman one.

The Romans adorned their houses with laurel and green fir garlands, from mid-December to January 1st. On January 1, the Romans celebrated Saturnalia, in honor of Saturn, the god of agriculture.

The tree also appears to the Vikings who considered it a symbol of the Sun god, Balder. Also, during the winter rituals, the druids decorated their temples with fir-tree branches decorated with mistletoe.

The first reference to a Christmas tree decorated for Christmas appeared in Riga, Latvia, in 1510.

We are aware that this article has only touched this fascinating field: the world of symbols. If you are passionate about the subject, we recommend that you also read the Forbidden History - Occult Symbols linking ancient civilizations.

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