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{Occult Symbols}

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In this gallery, you will find a picture representation of items associated with the occult. some you may be familiar with, some may surprise you. There will also be a text esplanation as to what signifigance the item holds. If you have something you would like to see added, please feel free to let me know.

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ANKHS were, for the ancient Egyptians, the symbol of life. The Ankh is possibly one of the most widely recognized symbols other than the cross, sacred to the ancient Egyptians, and often used as an amulet, this symbol is basically the T or Tau cross supporting a circular shape. Giving the appearance of the shape of a key, in Egyptian hieroglyphics this symbol stands for life or living, and forms part of the Egyptian words such as 'health' and 'happiness'. Linked with Egyptian gods and goddesses, such as Isis (eternal mother and High Priestess) and Osiris, most gods would appear to have possessed the ankh, to symbolize life, sexual union, and immortality. It is thus often referred to as the Key of Life, or even the cross of life, because of its creative power. The loop of the ankh is considered to be the feminine, whilst the T shape is considered to be the masculine staff. Together, these symbols reflect a continued existence.

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APPLES appear in many religious traditions. In some cultures, the apple is a symbol of immortality, love, or sexuality. The Greek hero Hercules had to find the Hesperides' golden apples as one of his Twelve Labours. Another Greek mythological figure, Paris, had to give a golden apple inscribed Kallisti "To the most beautiful one", (which had come from the goddess of discord, Eris) to the most beautiful goddess, thus indirectly causing the Trojan War. Atalanta, also of Greek mythology, was distracted during a race by three golden apples thrown for that purpose by a suitor, Hippomenes. Celtic mythology includes a...

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