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It is estimated that in only 8 percent of recorded history have humans been entirely free of conflict. (1) Yet, the concept of war and aggression as we know and understand could not have existed without us having first conceptualized peace. Throughout the ages, various cultures and societies have come to employ different symbols to …

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Natural disasters, diseases, vicious wildlife, and conflicts – humans have always known the world to be a dangerous and frightening place. Where physical protection could not be guaranteed, people have often come to seek safety in the supernatural – rituals, incantations, and symbols. The third, being the oldest practice and most universally featured in all …

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Throughout history, humanity had made use of analogies and symbols as a better means to communicate complex ideas and concepts. By associating the intelligible or incomprehensible with what is already known, the former became easier to interpret. Such has been the practice with societies trying to define human traits as well. In this article, we …

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Goddess Heket, also known as Hekat and Heqet, is the Egyptian goddess of fertility and grain germination. She is commonly associated with pregnancy and childbirth. The meaning behind her name is vague, but sources believe that it is derived from the word “heqa,” which means “ruler” or “scepter.” Often portrayed as a woman with the …

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Symbols can serve as powerful visual means to communicate and link various ideas and concepts. Since the beginning of mankind’s history, symbols have served as evocative vehicles of the conception of all human knowledge. Strength and power, the capacity to exert great force or resist it, has been among the most primordial of understood concepts …

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The theme of rebirth always surrounds us. Over time, through cultivation, we learned that plants that die in winter come alive in spring, symbolizing death and rebirth. Our ancient ancestors have also recognized themselves in this pattern of nature, believing that human beings, too, are reborn in some form when they die. Below are 14 …

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Ancient Egypt, the builders of the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and other marvels, has for a long time, been a source of fascination for the rest of the world. Yet, surrounded by sands and the harshness of the desert, if it weren’t for the Nile, the region would probably rank among the least conduction for …

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Throughout history, symbolism has been used as a means to convey meaning and instill emotions in a way that an outright explanation cannot achieve. Across ancient cultures, we can find a plentitude of engagement in symbolism, including in the depiction and means of acquiring wisdom. Presented below are some of the most well-known and important …

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