What are those symbols?

What are those symbols around the Pagan Pride logo?

Some Symbols used in this logo are courtesy of Alternative Religions at About.com

On the left side, top to bottom:

  • The Yin/Yang symbol, a sign of balance – from Eastern philosophies, but used by many Pagans
  • The Celtic Cross, or equal-armed cross – again a sign of balance,often symbolizing the four cardinal directions/classical elements. Also similar┬áto the Native American medicine wheel, though many Native Americans do not consider themselves Pagan.
  • The Thor’s Hammer, a symbol of Asatru/Heathens, Norse Pagans.
  • The Triple Goddess symbol: the waxing, full, and waning moons,symbolizing the Goddess as Maiden, Mother, and Crone
  • The Eye of Horus: an Egyptian Pagan symbol
  • Venus of Willendorf: This figurine dates from 24,000-22,000 BCE and is a Mother Goddess symbol
  • Ankh: Egyptian Pagan symbol symbolizing eternal life

And the right side, top to bottom:

  • The Pentacle: the most common symbol used in Wicca or Witchcraft.Its five points symbolize Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Spirit, in the circle of eternity.
  • The Triskelion: used in Celtic Paganism, symbol of the Celtic elements Earth, Sea, and Sky.
  • The Celtic Cross: symbol of Celtic and Gnostic Paganism
  • Stone Megaliths: Like Stonehenge, a Druid symbol
  • The Green Man: consort to the Triple Goddess, the God of nature
  • The Enneagram: a New Age symbol of inter-connectedness
  • The Tree of Life: from the Qabala, a Jewish mystic tradition appropriated into Western magick and occult systems

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