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Top 15 Symbols of Energy With Meanings

Top 15 Symbols of Energy With Meanings

Symbols help human beings make sense of the world around them. They provide clues on how to understand society and share what is recognized by society.

Let’s consider the Top 15 Symbols of Energy below:

1. Bia (Greek god)

Bia means power and energy in Greek Mythology. This Greek goddess’ parents were Titan Palas and Oceanid Styx. Bia and all her siblings were always with Zeus and supported him in the war of Titan. This war lasted for 10 years, and because of Bia and her siblings’ courage, they won the respect of Zeus and became his constant companions.

These siblings never left Zeus’s side, and whenever there was any matter that required strength, these siblings were asked to carry it out. The strength of Bia and her siblings was a gift from Zeus given to Styx because of her and her children’s help in the war of Titans. [1]

2. Tiger

Tiger Close-up photo.
Tiger Close-up Shot
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The tiger is a king of all beasts and is a symbol of energy, especially so in Chinese mythology. In Chinese animal symbols, Tigers denote dignity, courage, and Yin energy. Tigers are also used as a symbol of protection.

People of China and Asia like to wear clothes with the image of a tiger to ward off evil and to ensure protection. Tigers also symbolize force and wealth. Tsai Shen Yeh, the Chinese God of Wealth, is shown by sitting on a tiger to depict both wealth and power.

In Chinese mythology, there are five tigers that bring harmony to the universe and prevent it from collapsing. [2]

3. Dragon

Dragon as a symbol of energy.
Dragon as a symbol of energy
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A Dragon is a powerful animal that depicts strength and energy. In the Far East, the symbol of a dragon rules the elements, and it can attain whatever it wishes to. In Feng Shui, it represents fortune, authority, and luck.

In Europe, it is the ability to see clearly and have a vision that is beyond the circumstances. The fights between the dragons and knights depict the constant inner struggle of humans when they have faced the ethereal circumstances.

Dragons also have energy that heals and is very powerful. Initially, people might be fearful of dragons, but dragons are mostly used for good causes and should be respected. [3]

4. Eagle

Eagle Close-up photo.
Eagle Close-up Shot
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An eagle is one of the strongest birds that can easily carry things many times heavier than itself. It also has very sharp eyes to view its prey from hundreds of miles above. Hence eagles are considered predators of the sky.

Eagles also symbolize energy, strength, and courage. It can motivate a person to go to any heights and believe in their capabilities. It also is a sign of patience, especially in times of trials and tribulations. [4]

5. Horses

Portrait of three grey horses.
Portrait of three horses
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Horses are also considered a symbol of strength and energy. Their history goes back to Native America, where they were a combination of raw energy and wisdom. A horse is also a spirit animal and is linked to strength, passion, and energy. They also symbolize that one can go forward and achieve what one desires.

A white horse symbolizes freedom and dignity. They are also considered moral animals and can be trusted to find the best path when you want to make any decision. 

A black horse is wilder and doesn’t back out from challenges. They symbolize strength and passion and will take you to victory in any battle. A black horse can be your symbol of energy in difficult times.

In a similar way, a brown horse symbolizes energy and control. When you want to start anything new or just need that extra push, this horse is going to give you that energy that is needed at that time. [5]

6. Elephants

Mother Elephant with Her Calf.
Mother Elephant with Her Calf
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They are a symbol of good luck, wisdom, and protection. Elephants attract positive energy and can remove any hurdles that one faces in life. An image of an elephant with a raised trunk symbolizes good fortune, whereas a trunk that is placed down is considered as positive energy coming to you.

In some Asian cultures, the elephant is thought of as a cosmic who is carrying the world on its back. Whereas in other cultures, it is also considered having divine and ancient knowledge. It symbolizes inner wisdom, power, and strength that can remove any obstacle. [6]

7. Bears

A Bear on a Lake.
A Bear on a Lake
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Bears are huge and have raw physical strength. They are symbolized by enormous strength, energy, and courage. They are worshipped as a powerful totem and give healing in times of difficulty. Although they may instill fear in a person, they also inspire respect.

They can be considered as those guides who are fearless and have inner strength, confidence and are protective towards friends and loved ones. So, a bear is considered as the energy of courage and can easily take you through any challenging situation. Those who look after the bear spirit animal are born leaders. [7]

8. The Letter E

Letter E inside a blue circle.
Letter E inside a blue circle
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This is the scientific symbol for energy. Its unit is called a joule and is denoted by J. One joule is the energy that results from one newton of force over one meter of displacement. Energy is classified into two forms.

One is the Potential energy, and the other is kinetic energy. Potential energy is energy that is stored in a system, whereas kinetic energy is the motion of an object. Matter is also related to energy, and the relation can be shown by Einstein’s equation: E = mc2 [8]

9. Infinite Knot

Buddhist Endless knot symbol.
Buddhist Endless knot symbol 
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This is also known as the eternal knot. It symbolizes energy because this knot does not have any beginning or any end. It shows that you are one with nature, so it raises the energy to a very high level.

Many religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism use this symbol, and it is very popular in places like Tibet and Mongolia. This knot was also present in the Bronze Age and can be seen in the findings of the Indus valley civilization. It is also used in Celtic and Chinese culture. [9][10]

10. Freesia

Freesia on a grass field.
Freesia on a grass field
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Freesia is a flower that symbolizes positive energy. It is a sweet, scented flower that is native to South Africa. It comes in beautiful colors such as white, purple, pink, red, and yellow.

The color of the flower sends the message that you want to give to someone. These colors symbolize innocence, purity, nobility, and love. A yellow-colored Freesia can attract positive energy. It can brighten up the mood and bring happiness wherever these flowers are placed. [11]

11. Wolves

Pack of Wolves.
Pack of Wolves
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Wolves are unique animals representing energy and strength. Wolves are known to also represent loyalty, spirit, and guardianship. They have been a part of countless myths and legends. In the past, wolves were also feared in many parts of Europe due to German and Norse myths.

These strong, energetic animals are often sighted in packs. But they can also retreat to solitude and loneliness without compromising on their strength. Wolves are also known to be wise and cunning animals and are also a symbol of leadership and freedom. 

12. Lions

A lion in the jungle.
Lion in the Jungle
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A lion is usually referred to as the king of the jungle. They are powerful protectors and are linked to concepts like power, spiritual rebirth, and energy. They are also known for their wisdom. They are also quite social and stay with their peers.

When a person is symbolized as a lion, he has a clear understanding of how to live in this world even if he does not have a lot of worldly possessions. So, this person can go forward without fear and face all the trials and tribulations with courage. Hence lions are the picture of power, values, and triumph.

13. Yin Yang

Yin Yang on a black sand.
Yin Yang on a black sand
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Yin yang represents how opposite forces can complement each other and how the universe changed from the Chaotic Wuji energy to a more orderly form. It shows how the universe was created from nothing and then transformed into everything.

There are two sides of black and white in a circle called Yin & Yang. The yin side represents the earth energy or feminine energy and is connected to the moon, oceans, and its theme is contemplation, softness, and stillness. The yang represents the sun. It’s related to masculine energy. Its themes are action, growth, heat, and movement. [13]

14. Green energy

Green meadow with Wind turbines generating electricity.
Green meadow with Wind turbines generating electricity

This type of energy comes from natural resources such as the sun, wind, and water. When we talk about green energy, then we take power from the solar panels, wind turbines, and the flow of water to generate hydroelectric power.

This kind of energy is naturally replenished, and some of these energies can easily be produced even on small scales in residences. Solar energy can heat up water, give light, and is quite affordable for domestic purposes. Wind energy can be generated only at places where there is strong wind so that the wind can push tribunes. [14]

15. Fasces Symbol

Roman Lictor with Fasces, street parade.
Roman Lictor with Fasces, street parade
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The Fasces symbol dates back to ancient Rome, where Roman leaders used it to imply power and authority. The word ‘fasces’ stems from the Latin word ‘fascis’ that means ‘bundle.’

The fasces symbol is a bound bundle of wooden rods with an ax or two axes emerging from within it. In ancient Rome, the fasces symbol also symbolized the power of the magistrate and the jurisdiction. 

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