April 12, 2020

The Tree of Life also called World Tree, Tree of Knowledge or Cosmic Tree has great spiritual meaning for many people and religion. The Tree of Life is a universal symbol found in many spiritual traditions. It stands for many things, including wisdom, protection, stren...

April 9, 2020

Edward Burne-Jones, British (1833 - 1898)

A Sea-Nymph, c. 1881

Oil on canvas

Minneapolis Institute of Art

For thousands of years, the legends and symbols of fish-tailed woman, called mermaids, have captured the imagination of everyone. 

“Mermaid” comes from old english mĕre...

April 9, 2020

The Hamsa is an extremely famous symbol popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It’s mainly used in jewelry and wall hangings, though sometimes it’s displayed in art.

But it predates Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

“Khamsah” is an Arabic word that means "f...

February 9, 2018

Potnia Theron 

Ancient Greek for “Mistress of the Animals” or “Lady of the Beasts”

Krater volute painting by Kleitias, 570-560 bc

National Archeologic Museum of Florence

A Potnia Theron was an Artemis type deity. This “Mistress of the Animals”, is often assumed to have exi...

November 21, 2017

Epona was the Celtic goddess of horses. 

The name Epona comes from Gaulish, a member of the Celtic family. Gaulish was spoken over much of continental north-western Europe including modern France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.

Map of Gaul during Ju...

October 28, 2017

Phoenix rising from the ashes in Book of Mythological Creatures

by Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (1747-1822)

"A mythical bird that never dies, the phoenix flies far ahead to the front, always scanning the landscape and distant space. It represents our capacity for vis...