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An illustrated glossary of symbols relating to religion, magick, mysticism, mythology and the
occult. Hundreds of symbols, glyphs, signs and emblems illustrated and defined.
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Seraph

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Shou

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Heartagram

Zoso

Sigil of Lucifer Triquetra

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Sheela-na-gig Cernunnos

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Green man

Claddagh

Rude Man

Celtic Cross

Brighid's cross

Celtic Knots
Triquetra
Wiccan
Symbols

Z-Rod

Triskele

Pictish

Shield Knot

Welsh Dragon Celtic knot

More Celtic Symbols


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Pagan /
Wiccan
Religion

Christian Ankh

Jerusalem
Cross

Reverse cross Anchor fish

IHS

Alpha &
Omega

Cross
Lorraine

Jesus Fish
(Ichthus)

Alexamenos

Serpent cross Sacred Heart

Christogram

Chi Rho

Crucifix

Messianic

Halo

Chaos

Mendes Goat

Sigil of Ameth Baphomet

Triqueta

Orthodox

More Christian & Gnostic Symbols


Magick, Occult, Satanic Symbols:

Abraxas

Pentagram

Witch's Knot

Necronomicon Hermetic Seal

Unicursal
hexagram

Mark of the
Beast

Hand of Glory GD Lamen

Golden Dawn Enochian

Babalon Seal

Cagliostro Seal Seal of Saturn Sulfur

Hexagram

Ouroboros

Caduceus

Monad

Kabbalah

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Wiccan/ Pagan Symbols:

Hecate's
Wheel

Triquetra

Pentacle

Green man

Triple Goddess Pentacle

Witch's runes Cauldron

Horned God

Triple
crescent

Elven star

Athame

Greenman

Boline

Besom

Witch's Sign

Horned God

Seax

More Neopagan Symbols


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Norse, Asatru, Romuva, and Eastern Europe:

Romuva

Odin's horn

Valknut

Thunder Cross Shield Knot

Helm of Awe

Hugin and
Munin

Mjolnir

Runes

Sleipnir

Gungnir

Solar cross

Irminsul

Jumis

Nidstang

Yggdrasil

Triceps

Wolf's Cross

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Egyptian & Egyptian Pagan Symbols:

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Uraeus

Winged disk

Ankh

Isis throne

Eye of Ra/
Horus

Scarab

Lotus

Horus

infinity

Djed

Maat

Sistrum

Abraxas

Nuit

Hathor

Ba bird

Akhet

Flower of Life

More Egyptian Symbols


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Ancient Greek, Roman:

Mano Fico

Gorgon

Caduceus

Labrys

Minotaur

Willendorf

Tetraktys

Hygeia

Lauburu

labyrinth
labrynth
Fasces

Orphic egg

More Greek & Roman Symbols


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Assyrian/Babylonian, Phoenician, Syrian, and Zoroastrian:

Inanna's Knot

Assyrian sun
disk

Ishtar seal

Kerub

Shamash seal

Farohar

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"Dagon"

Mespotamia

Simurgh

Kerub

Tetragrammaton Tiamat

More Assyrian/Babylonian Symbols


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Islam, Judaism, Sufism, & Baha'i:

Star &
Crescent

Magen David

Hamsa

Allah

Sufi

YHVH

Druze Star

Baha'i

Menorah

Ringstone

Messianic

Aaronic
Blessing

See more Middle Eastern Symbols


African, Rasta, Vodou & Santeria:

Akua'ba

Veve

Eleggua

Lion of Judah

Agwe

Chiwara

Riscados

Rasta

Adinkra

Gya Name

Ethiopian
Cross

Adinkra

See more African Symbols


Taoist, Shinto, Buddhist, and Asian cultural symbols:

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Maneke Neko Buddha's Eyes Torii Gate

I Ching

Endless knot

Om Mani
Padme hum

Enso

Yin Yang

Manji

Ba Gua

Buddha's feet Tomoe

See more Asian Symbols


Hindu, Jain, & Sikh Symbols:

Kalash

Garuda

Khanda

Vel of Murugan Chakra

Dharma

Jain Hand

Shiva

Tattwas

Omkar

Jainism

Yantra

More Symbols of Eastern Religions

Alchemical & Astrological Symbols:

Scorpio

Venus

Mars

Zodiac

Greek Cross

Water

Alchemical
salt

Fire

Capricornus

Sun

Red King

Pluto

See more Astrological Symbols


Shamanic (Native American, Aboriginal, Neolithic):

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Wasgo

Shaman of
Trois Freres

Kokopelli

Man in the Maze Hunab Ku

Zia sun

See more Shamanic Symbols


Masonic, Fraternal Organizations:

Skull & bones Compass

Eye

Point in Circle

Pillars

Beehive

A.A.

All Seeing Eye

47th
Proposition

Double Eagle

Eastern Star

Cipher

See more Masonic Symbols


Miscellanious:

Spiritual
Technology

Op. Thetan

Scientology
Cross

Scientology

Unity Cross

Atlantis Cross

Raelian

Mu

Raelian

Choku Rei

Priory of Sion

Process
Church

Swastika

Black Sun

Neo Nazi

Hand of Eris

Sacred Chao

Unitarians

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Romany

Barbury Crop
Healer
Circle

Culture

Unicorn

Theosophy

"Grail Cross"

Unification

Death

Bee

labrynth

Glastonbury

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Adinkra Symbols
Crosses
Hand Gestures
Star Symbols
Tattoo Symbols
Books on Symbolism:
Ancient Pagan Symbols- free E-book
Symbol and Image in Celtic Religious Art
The Complete Dictionary Of Symbols
Symbols in Western Art
A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Gods and Symbols of Ancient Egypt
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Ba (Ba bird, Ba soul)

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Ba (Ba Bird)

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In Kemetic (Egyptian) tradition, the Ba is the part of the human soul that remains with the
body of the deceased. It is often depicted as a winged figure, the Ba-bird, which
symbolizes the ascension of the soul after death.

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Egyptian Symbols

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Egyptian Symbols

Tyet

Winged disk Ankh

Isis throne

Eye of Horus

Lotus

Horus

Aten

Djed

Maat

Uraeus

Nuit

infinity

Ba bird

Sistrum

Chnoubis

Abraxas

Hathor

Crook

Akhet

Sma

Seba

Pylons

Rx

Menat

Triquetra

Nemyss

Flower of Life Shen

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