Observe the images below. They all have symbolic value to somebody, some culture, some people, now or in the past.
Consider the following questions for each symbol…
- What is it and what does it mean? If you can’t find out exactly, what do you think it is, what does it seem like it means?
- From where does it originate? Can you tell? East? West?
- When did it originate? Modern? Ancient?
- What does each part of the symbol represent? Can you tell? Can the symbol be subdivided into parts? Must it exist as a whole to maintain its power?