Meaning and origin of symbols and signs page 5 (V - Z).

On this page there is a list of symbols, signs, amulet and talisman with their meaning and origin. Because there are so many symbols I have divided the content on multiple pages. On this page you can find the description of the symbols whose names start with V to Z, the rest of the symbols are on the previous pages.

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Meaning and origin of symbols (V - Z)


Unicorn symbol
Unicorn symbol. The unicorn is a mythical creature that is beloved since ancient times trough the Middle Ages as a symbol of virginity and beauty, but also for courage and fighting spirit. The animal was already mentioned by the ancient Greeks, but also occurs in the Romans and is also found in Indian and Chinese myths. The unicorn is a kind of a white horse, with dark eyes and a horn of about 45 cm spirally twisted on its head. Its hooves are split, and its tail is a lion's tail.
Uranus symbol
Uranus symbol. This is the sign for the planet Uranus in astrology. The symbolic meaning is: freedom, individuality, independence and equality.
v teken
V symbol. The V gesture is a gesture with a double meaning. In England, this is a highly insulting gesture in the rest of the world it is a friendly gesture that means Victory. In England, the V - sign is a big insult. One can wear it as a protective talisman, a permanent threat to any conceivable opponent. One of the many explanations for the meaning dates from the 15th century. The English were as usual again at war with the French. The French cut off the bent fingers (the first and second finger of the right hand) of all captured English soldiers so they could never shoot a bow again. The British, as an insult, showed these two fingers with the message “we still got them”. So this gesture has grown into a strong offensive signal. Also in the literature its referring to an enlarged phallus, double penis, inserted fingers, female genitalia and female legs spread. The positive meaning was on January 14, 1941 invented by a Belgian lawyer named Victor de La Velaye as a symbol for the underground resistance to harass the Nazis. His idea was taken up by the BBC and by Winston Churchill who made ??the hand gesture for victory.
varuna symbol
Varuna symbol. Varuna or Waruna, is a god of the water and of the celestial ocean, as well as a god of law of the underwater world. A Makara is his mount. In Hindu mythology, Varuna continued to be considered the god of all forms of the water element, particularly the oceans. Varuna has light skin, is often depicted on a sea monster and wears a golden armor.
venus symbol
Venus (of female) symbol. This is the symbol of the planet Venus in astrology. Venus stands for: love, beauty, harmony, adjusting, charm and artistic powers. The symbol for Venus is also the traditional symbol of the woman, the life circle above a cross of the mind. Venus was the Roman goddess of love and beauty. According to Greek myth she was born on the coast of Cyprus from the foam of the sea and her nickname was Anadyomene, rising from the sea). The metal copper (metal of Cyprus) was dedicated to her. In ancient Rome Venus represents charm and sensual love. She was the goddess of fertility, love and spring, April is the month of Venus.
Vidya symbol
Vidya symbol. Aum Vidya means knowledge, learning and science. It's the right knowledge, that can be obtained through study and meditation. It is the light that guides us along the right path and the darkness of ignorance.
walkure symbol
Walkure symbol. These Valkyrie (Walküre in German) in Germanic mythology are personified symbols of the honorable warrior's death. The god Odin chosen brave warriors in earthly battles who did not fear death, as allies in the final battle (Ragnarok). The valkyries are maidens and servants, who hunt on fast horses above the clouds, and they carried the fighters to Valhalla. In Valhalla, a heaven for fallen heroes, the fallen will practice fighting daily and drinking in the evenings.
water symbol
Water symbol. This symbol of water originates from the alchemy symbol and represents the element of water. Witches also use this symbol, this symbol is substantially equal to the fire symbol, however, this symbol has the point of the triangle facing down.
Wish Bone symbol
Wish Bone symbol. The wishbone is the U-shaped collar of a chicken or turkey. The ritual is to dry the bone 3 days and then two people hold the ends and pull until it breaks. The person with the biggest part may make a wish. This symbol is also a general good luck charm.
wyvern symbol
Wyvern symbol. A wyvern is a legendary two-legged, winged dragon with a snake tail, which is common in the medieval European heraldry. The wyvern is the symbol of strength, heroism, protection and vision, particularly in their role as guardians of clan members and treasures. They also stand for power and perseverance, in England the wyvern was associated with the rulers of Wessex.
Yama symbol
Yama symbol. Yama is the lord of death and is an ancient god from Vedic mythology. He is considered to been the first man who found his way to the kingdom of heaven after his death. Because of that performance, he became the god of death. He is depicted with green or red skin, red clothes and a water buffalo. In his left hand he holds a rope with a loop to pull the soul from the body. He is the son of the sun god Surya and the twin brother of the goddess Yami.
Witches knife symbol
Witches knife. A traditional knife with a white handle that is the working knife of a witch to cut herbs. The knife is very personal to every witch and its also called an "Athame" and it is used for ritual purposes and to project energy. The knife pictured here can be worn as a magical symbol.
Yin Yang symbol
Yin and Yang symbol. The origin of the Yin and Yang symbol is China, from TAO, which means road, but also "all" or "primal law”. They are two opposites that you will find in everything. Yin is the female part, among others, the cold and the dark. Yang is the male, the warm, bright part. There is no Yin Yang and vice versa without a bit of the other, symbolized by the dot of the opposite color in the symbols. The theory of Yin and Yang is the foundation of acupuncture and macrobiotics.
yang symbol
Yang symbol. The origin of the Yang symbol is China, Yang is the male, the warm, bright part. There is no Yin without Yang and vice versa, symbolized by the dot of the opposite color in the symbols. The theory of Yin and Yang is the foundation of acupuncture and macrobiotics.
Yantra symbol
Yantra symbol. A yantra is a well known symbol and a visual aid in meditation and always goes along with a mantra. The mantra is the sound of the symbol and the yantra is the symbolic representation of a sound, and so is the mantra for the content and form of the yantra. In Hindu the mantra is for the mind and consciousness, and yantra for the shape of a deity. Most Yantras are geometrical figures and the most famous is the Sri yantra.
Yen teken
Yen symbol. The Yen symbol used one for the Japanese Yen currency. This character origins is the Latin alphabet and is used mainly in the western world, in Japan itself this sign is not used but a sign of the Japanese writing system instead. The Yen symbol is used since 1871, when the yen replaced another complex monetary system in Japan.
yin symbol
Yin symbol. The origin of the Yin symbol is China, Yin is the female part, among others, the cold and the dark. There is no Yin without Yang and vice versa, symbolized by the dot of the opposite color in the symbols. The theory of Yin and Yang is the foundation of acupuncture and macrobiotics.
yoni symbol
Yoni symbol. The yoni symbolizes the female genitals (womb) in Hindu worship and is sometimes presented separately as a downward pointing triangle. Often, this symbol occurs in conjunction with the symbol lingam where its encloses the column. The two figures symbolize as the duality and complementarity of the two primal principles, because only through the cooperation of the two elements the world could be created.
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