Pentagram

Ancient

The pentagram is drawn with one stroke of a pen, and is one of the most ancient primitive signs, conceived long before written characters.  With multiple meanings throughout human history,  the Pythagoreans called it the pentalpha, and the Celtic priests called it the witch’s food. In the middle ages in was known as the goblin’s cross or Solomon’s seal. The pentagram also represents the five senses and male and female principles. The druids used the pentagram to symbolize the Godhead, while to the Jews in signified the five Mosaic books. Many also believed the sign protected against demons, and it became a symbol of safety. It is also believed to be an emblem of happy homecoming, and in ancient times the people of Babylon used it as a magic charm.

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The Sun Wheel

Ancient

The Sun Wheel, from which the Svastika is derived by breaking the circumference of the circle.

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Triskelion

Ancient

Associated with progress and competition in ancient Greece, commonly used as a mark on coinage. The first stage to a more complex design found in the Isle of Man, an ancient Celtic region between Great Britain and Ireland.

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Triskelion

Ancient

In a circle this triskelion conveys movement in the form of a moving wheel.

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Triskelion

Ancient

The reverse structure is related to the Celts from 5000-6000 years ago. Found across cultures. To the Hopi natives in Arizona this meant several homecomings. Often refered to as tribal migrations due to its cyclical design.

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Seal of the World

Ancient

Part of the gnostic mystic tradition with its roots in Hellenistic Egypt. This represents the four elements coming together to form a pure shape.

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Shield of David

Ancient

Representative of the children of Israel. Muslims refer to this symbol as Solomon’s Seal, but often times the Pentagram has taken that name in other cultures. It is a combination of the alchemal symbols of water and fire, two triangles intersecting.

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Rebirth

Ancient

Upright and its inverse are a pair of the oldest ideograms in the world. Having been found in pre-Columbian America and Bronze Age Europe this symbol is associated with birth, rebirth, genesis, or one becoming two. This inverted form is used in astronomy for mean distance.

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Power

Ancient

Appearing in prehistoric European caves this symbol is likely related to a simplified version used in 2500 B.C. in the Euphrates-Tigris region. Egyptians used the simpler sign to represent the number 10,000,000 and as a sign for greatness or power.

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Divine

Ancient

One of the oldest ideograms still used today. This symbol has been associated with the divine or powerful. Buddhist art features this as charisma or the emination of spiritual power from a person – otherwise known as a halo. In 1215 the Fourth Lateran council used this shape as an antisemetic counterpart to the Shield of David. Modern uses of this sign include calm in meteorology, temporary runway in aviation, “I have gone home” to boy scouts, “Here they give you food and money” in the English hobo signs, and “here is all fine” in Swedish hobo signs.

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Union

Ancient

The heart sign is as old as the most ancient of symbols. Graphically the heart is related to fire, aries, and represents together or union. The pentagram is often featured alongside the heart, the combination stands for party, togetherness, happiness, and favorable opportunity. Among Aztects, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, Celts and Taoists the heart represents good or positive. Coupled with an arrow the symbol can mean directed energy, flow, penetration, victory or death. In ancient Greece the heart symbol was related to the lyre, and attributed to Eros, god of sexual love.

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Mercury

Astrological

Mercury’s nature is both solar and lunar, and it dominates the elements. Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun and rotates at seemingly the fasted pace of any of the planets. Additionally, the Roman deity Mercury, was the speedy messenger to the gods, which may have influenced the planet’s name. This symbol is hermaphoditic and also used to represent quicksilver.

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Venus

Astrological

Venus symbolizes joining together and the need to belong. Venus is solar, dominating the elements. This is also a sign used for copper.

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Earth

Astrological

The ideogram for the planet Teullus or Earth, has been identified on a Cyprian coin dating back to ~500 B.C. The elements dominate Earth, which is solar.

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Mars

Astrological

Stemming from the Zodiac sign for Aries and the Greek god Ares, this symbol evolved to Mars during the Roman Empire. Early in it’s history, a relationship between Mars and metal used for weapons developed, and this symbol is also used for iron.

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Jupiter

Astrological

This depiction of Jupiter is lunar, which dominates the elements. Additionally, Jupiter symbolizes the motivation to grow both materially and spiritually vis-a-vis increased knowledge. This symbol is also used for tin.

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Saturn

Astrological

Saturn is the god of triumph, harvest and plant growth, the Roman equivalent to the Greek god Chronos (from who’s symbol this one derives). Because for many years Saturn was the farthest known planet with the longest orbit (about 29 years), human lifespan would be measured there in 2-3 rotations. As a result, the symbol is also associated with death and the Reaper. Saturn is lunar nature and dominated by the elements. This symbol is also used to represent lead.

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Vesta

Astrological

Represents an altar with a sacraficial fire upon it.

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The Holy Trinity

Christian Signs

In this figure the three Persons of the Trinity are represented in the simplest signs that can be used.

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Mary and Jesus

Christian Signs

A charming explanation of this Cross, sometimes called the anchor Cross, is as follows: Christ, symbolized by the Cross, born of Mary, symbolized by the crescent Moon.

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The Holy Trinity

Christian Signs

This is another early sign for the Trinity. Each circle has its own centre and is therefore complete in itself; at the same time it has a large section in common with each other circles, though the only small central shield is covered by all three circles. In this shield they possess a new central point, the real heart of the whole figure.

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Faith

Christian Signs

The symbol of faith, the patient expectation of salvation coming from above.

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The Universe

Christian Signs

The symbol of the Universe. The dark center is the Orb of Earth and water, the old conception of the World, surrounded by the inner ring of the aereal ocean, and the outer ring of the emyprean.

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Exorcism

Christian Signs

In the case of both this sign, as with the pentagram and the octogram.

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Exorcism

Christian Signs

In the case of both this sign, as with the pentagram and the octogram.

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Orb of The World

Christian Signs

This is a simplified representation of the Orb of the World. The old conception of the Earth was that it is divided thus. The centre of the World was Jerusalem, the place where salvation came to mankind. The upper half of the Orb is Asia. The vertical line represents the Mediterranean Sean, on the right and left of which lie Africa and Europe respectively. In Early Christian Art the Lord was shown carrying this Orb in his hand; in later times this was altered of a ball with a cross upon it.

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Orb of The World

Christian Signs

In Early Christian Art the Lord was shown carrying this Orb in his hand; in later times this was altered of a ball with a cross upon it.

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The World

Christian Signs

Another sign, also representing the World, which possibly belongs to the same category. It is based upon the square, and admits of many interpretations.

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The Dot

General Signs

The source from which all signs begin, the Dot is their most fundamental essence. The ancient Masonic lodges used this idea to express the secrecy of their guilds.

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Horizontal Stroke

General Signs

The horizontal stroke or line represents land, the base or earth and indicates that life is balanced, with everything moving on the same plane.

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Vertical Stroke

General Signs

The vertical stroke or straight line is one of the five basic elements in Western ideography. Representing unity, the self, authority, power and the one-ness of God; The vertical stroke also symbolizes power and contact between the higher and lower and vice-versa. The straight line also symbolize mankind’s desire to strive for higher or greater things.

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The Angle

General Signs

The angle symbolizes the terrestrial and celestial, which have nothing in common- the point where they meet is only a touch, not in intersection. The angle also represents the interchange between the World and God. During the Middle Ages, Masonic lodges used the right angle as a sign of integrity and Justice.

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The Equilateral Cross

General Signs

While the Cross has many representations and meanings, a common interpretation is that the symbol stands for death and sorrow, and the inverse- eternal life and salvation. The Cross also symbolizes that God and Earth are combined in harmony. The Cross is easily the earliest of all symbols, and is found across cultures separate from Christianity.

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The Circle

General Signs

The circle is a sign for Eternity and God, and has no beginning or end. The primary meaning is that everything exists. Contrastingly, it also symbolizes zero, nothingness and no possibilities.

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Open Eye of God

General Signs

The circle also symbolizes the open eye of God and the purpose of Revelation: “And God said, ”Let there be light.”

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Passive Female Element

General Signs

This symbol indicates the passive female element, and what has been there since the beginning of time and all things. “And God divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament.”

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Active Male Element

General Signs

This symbol for the active male element indicates what comes from on high, and the effective element in time. “And God divided the light from the darkness.”

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Male and Female

General Signs

The male and female elements cross in the symbol, indicating creation and that everything living in the world is the combined effort of male and female elements.  In ancient times in the East, and in early Northern mythology, the wheel-cross sign also symbolized the sun.

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The Triangle

General Signs

A Pythagorean symbol for wisdom and an ancient Egyptian symbol for the Godhead, the triangle is also looked upon as the symbol for the holy trinity in Christianity. The triangle is also another symbol for the male element.

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Female Element

General Signs

The triangle on its apex also represents the female element, and symbolizes the womb. The inverted triangle is also an alchemical symbol for water.

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Male and Female Approach

General Signs

The standard and inverted triangles now touching at the apex create an entirely new shape, without interfering with either original form, symbolizing the bond between male and female elements.

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Male and Female Intertwine

General Signs

The Male and Female Intertwine symbol demonstrates what happens when the elements pass through one another, and their individual nature’s are fundamentally altered. This forms a new and complicated symmetrical pattern, in which six distinct triangles border a central hexagon. Although the new visual shape is a star, when examined you can see that the original triangles retain their individuality, demonstrating the perfect yet complicated marriage of a man and woman.

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Male and Female Passing

General Signs

Male and Female Passing is the symbol for when Male and Female move past Intertwined. The two triangles lie next to, but clear from each other, creating a square resting one of the corners. Sharing the common baseline, these triangles now point away from each other as opposed to towards. This symbol can also be used for the four Evangelists.

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The World and Nature

General Signs

Symbolizing the world and nature and the Christian emblem of worldliness, the square also symbolizes the number four, the four elements, the four corners of the Heavens, the four rivers of Paradise and the four evangelists.

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Ancient Godhead

General Signs

Three triangles meeting around a central point is an old symbol for the Godhead, however no more information regarding further uses is known.

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The Fork

General Signs

The fork (furca in Latin) is a mediaeval symbol for the Trinity. It is also a Pythagorean symbol for life’s course, forming a path with a fork in road that leads to Good or Evil. This very ancient sign is likely connected with the following symbol. Additional meanings for this sign are expectant soul and man gazing at the sky with arms outstretched.

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Salvation Descending

General Signs

Salvation descending is the fork inverted, and in contrast with the fork,  Salvation Descending symbolizes salvation coming down and spreading to world below.

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Man and Salvation

General Signs

As the Fork and Salvation Descending meet, they form a new figure, and enclose the space between them, which symbolizes when man meets salvation.

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Man and Salvation Entwined

General Signs

The final pass in this series of symbols is the complete entwinement of man and salvation. The result is a six-pointed star that shines strength equally from a central point which is stable, but generates motion all around it. The two original figures are now completely absorbed into this new symbol.

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The Sun

General Signs

Radiating three rays, this is an ancient symbol for the sun. The rays are topped with cross strokes that symbolize the vault of the Heavens.

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Pentagram

Ancient

The pentagram is drawn with one stroke of a pen, and is one of the most ancient primitive signs, conceived long before written characters.  With multiple meanings throughout human history,  the Pythagoreans called it the pentalpha, and the Celtic priests called it the witch’s food. In the middle ages in was known as the goblin’s cross or Solomon’s seal. The pentagram also represents the five senses and male and female principles. The druids used the pentagram to symbolize the Godhead, while to the Jews in signified the five Mosaic books. Many also believed the sign protected against demons, and it became a symbol of safety. It is also believed to be an emblem of happy homecoming, and in ancient times the people of Babylon used it as a magic charm.

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Disordered Intellect

General Signs

The three lines, whether they run vertically or horizontally, or whether they move together or independently, achieve notihing, emerging from the void and returning to the void whence they came. Only the creative intellect encloses a space and forms a definitive figure, the three bodyless lines becoming a real object or which the triangle is the symbol. When the intellect is shattered, the figure dissolves once more and the lines return to the void, cutting through each other in general disruption.

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Child

General Signs

From the moment of birth the inner life begins to develop; the circle is the body enfolding it.

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Body, Mind, & Soul

General Signs

The Trinity of body, mind, and soul is now fully manifested. The immortal essence, the soul , is the point in the cneter. The inner circle represets the intellectual life, the mentality of man, whilst the outer circle represents corporeal man.

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Age

General Signs

The intellect becomes disordered and turns its strength against iteself and body

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Death

General Signs

It breaks right through the confines of its mortal frame and the man dies, whereupon the soul becomes homeless and returns to the place from whence it came

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Simple Activity

General Signs

The sign of simple activity. The efforts of mankind fill the space assigned to them, traversing it throughout.

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Multiform Activities

General Signs

The multiform activities of mankind are shown by repeating the preceding figure several times over, indifferent compartments.

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Orderliness

General Signs

Orderliness. The square is itself a sign of order, and fits perfectly into a similar figure, and that is also the fundamental principle of every thing which which we surround ourselves.

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Destruction

General Signs

This is destruction, or disorder, in which all concord disappears, and confusion takes the place of harmony.

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Tricepts

General Signs

The tricepts, and old Nordic sign. A symbol of heavenly power. By tracing its perimeter from the apex back to the apex we realize the meaning of the words: “The Will of God, descending upon the world, sways to and fro over the Eatth and returns again on High.”

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Ownership – Primitive

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Ownership – Primitive

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Ownership – Primitive

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Ownership – Primitive

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Ownership – Primitive

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Ownership – Primitive

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Ownership – Primitive

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Fork

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Fork

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Barrel Ladder

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Strut

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Strut

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Windlass

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Windlass

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Straight Edge

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Chevron

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Spade

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Ear of Oats

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Windmill

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Windmill

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Chair

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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House

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Goose Neck

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Manure Heap

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Ladder

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Key

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Frying Pan

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Sword

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Arrow

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Mill Wheel

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Double Hook

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Horse Shoe

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Anchor

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Carpenter’s Square

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Wolf’s Tooth

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Crow’s Foot

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Pot Hanger

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Hour Glass

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Half Hour Glass

House and Holding

This mark indicates ownership of movable goods. The first use in personal marks and brands by both craftsmen and owners of goods. These marks can be found punched into timber, snipped into livestock’s ears, painted on sacks and sheep, cut into the upper bills of swans, ploughed into the surface of fields, carved on trees, embroidered on cloth and branded into cattle.

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Signature

Masonic Signs

This is a Roman sign by which journeyman stonemasons in the Middle Ages distinguished their finished work. They  are to be found carved on many German cathedrals and other mediaeval buildings.

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Signature

Masonic Signs

This is a Roman sign by which journeyman stonemasons in the Middle Ages distinguished their finished work. They  are to be found carved on many German cathedrals and other mediaeval building

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Signature

Masonic Signs

This is a Roman sign by which journeyman stonemasons in the Middle Ages distinguished their finished work. They  are to be found carved on many German cathedrals and other mediaeval building

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Signature

Masonic Signs

This is a Roman sign by which journeyman stonemasons in the Middle Ages distinguished their finished work. They  are to be found carved on many German cathedrals and other mediaeval building

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Signature

Masonic Signs

This is a Roman sign by which journeyman stonemasons in the Middle Ages distinguished their finished work. They  are to be found carved on many German cathedrals and other mediaeval building

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Signature

Masonic Signs

This is a Roman sign by which journeyman stonemasons in the Middle Ages distinguished their finished work. They  are to be found carved on many German cathedrals and other mediaeval building

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Signature

Masonic Signs

This is a Gothic sign by which journeyman stonemasons in the Middle Ages distinguished their finished work. They  are to be found carved on many German cathedrals and other mediaeval building

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Signature

Masonic Signs

This is a Gothic sign by which journeyman stonemasons in the Middle Ages distinguished their finished work. They  are to be found carved on many German cathedrals and other mediaeval building

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Signature

Masonic Signs

This is a Gothic sign by which journeyman stonemasons in the Middle Ages distinguished their finished work. They  are to be found carved on many German cathedrals and other mediaeval building

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Signature

Masonic Signs

This is a Gothic sign by which journeyman stonemasons in the Middle Ages distinguished their finished work. They  are to be found carved on many German cathedrals and other mediaeval building

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Signature

Masonic Signs

This is a Gothic sign by which journeyman stonemasons in the Middle Ages distinguished their finished work. They  are to be found carved on many German cathedrals and other mediaeval building

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Spring

Seasons

With Germanic origins, the curlicues topping this symbol for Spring represent new buds or sprouts and renewal. The curlicues also bring to mind the astrological sign for Aries (ram’s horns), reinforcing the notion that the Spring Equinox and new year fall within Aries scope.

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Summer

Seasons

Another ancient Germanic time sign for summer, this symbol invokes the feeling of all of earth’s life forms receiving the life and energy of the sun. This symbol also resembles a bowl or vessel, and it has been used to represent both.

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Autumn

Seasons

The inverted cross in this symbol for Autumn represents seeds retreating beneath the earth for impeding winter. Additionally, the ‘M’ shape references the astrological sign for Scorpio, which reigns over late October and late November, when autumn transitions to winter.

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Winter

Seasons

Also a Germanic time sign, this symbol resembles a Shinto Torii. However the 6 small circles indicate winter and seeds buried beneath the earth, waiting for spring.

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Crux Ordinaria

The Cross

The Latin Cross, Crux ordinaria, in early times called God’s mark. The most exalted emblem of the Christian faith, the Sign of all Signs. By far the greater number of signs in the Western world are based on the shape, or part of the shape of the Cross, whether they be imperial monograms, masonic signs, family signs, chemical symbols, or trademarks.

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St. Andrew’s Cross

The Cross

Upon which St. Andrew suffered a martyr’s death. Also called the Crux decussata. The boundary Cross of the Romans, derived from the Cross used by them as a barrier.

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Crux Comissa

The Cross

St. Anthony’s, or Egyptian Cross, Crux comissa. Also called the Tau Cross, from the Greek letter “T”, tau. St. Francis used this as his signature.

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Crux Imissa Quadrata

The Cross

The Greek Cross, Crux imissa quadrata. From this and the Latin Cross the following forms ere derived in the middle ages for heraldic purposes.

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Thieve’s Cross

The Cross

A common figure appears in this connection as the fork or furka Cross, also called the Thieves’ Cross.

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Holy Cross

The Cross

The Cross Crosslet, also called the Holy Cross or the German Cross. Amongst the Gnostics, the sign of the fourlord mysteries.

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The Sun Wheel

Ancient

The Sun Wheel, from which the Svastika is derived by breaking the circumference of the circle.

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Crux Dissimulata

The Cross

Amongst Early Christians, this, as well as many other of the symbols that follow, was used as a disguised Cross during the persecution of the Christians. Hence its name Crux dissimulata. It was also Crux gammata, from the fact of its being made up of four Greek gammas.

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Gammadia

The Cross

The Cross voided, or Gammadia, so called from being composed of four gammas.

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Cross in Circle

The Cross

This Cross, either hewn in the stone or painted on the walls or Roma Catholic Churches, denotes that they have been consecrated. This is also met with sometimes in the form of a detached Cross within a circle, next.

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Key of The Nile

The Cross

The Egyptian symbol of life, the ansated, or looped Tau Cross, Also called the Key of the Nile.

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Anchor Cross

The Cross

The anchor Cross was, like the last one a disguised Cross. In it we see the Tau Cross concealed beneath the common symbol of the Anchor.

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