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Tombstone Carvings Symbols and Icons - Genealogy - About.com
Tombstone Symbolism and Iconography Guide picks. Learn the meanings of the various carvings, symbols, icons and other funerary art found on gravestones, ...
The Meaning of Mudras in Buddhist Art and Iconography - Buddhism
Buddhas and bodhisattvas often are depicted in Buddhist art with stylized hand gestures called mudras. The word "mudra" is Sanskrit for "seal" or "sign," and ...
Iconography in Greek Religion - Agnosticism / Atheism - About.com
Iconography in Greek Religion. Ancient Greek Mythology, Religion, Art. Back to Last Page | Rituals and Festivals of Ancient Greek Religion . Geometric Style ...
Harvest Festival for Demeter: Images of Ancient Greek Mythology ...
Most of the iconography of Demeter depicts her as a mature woman, usually sitting and smiling, often with corn or wheat. It's not unusual to see her with a torch, ...
Buddhist Symbols and Iconography -- Glossary of ... - Buddhism
Glossary of symbols, creatures and sacred beings from Buddhist art and scriptures.
Akshobhya Buddha - Akshobhya is one of the Five Dhyani Buddhas
In Buddhist iconography, Akshobhya usually is blue, sometimes gold. He is most often pictured touching the earth with his right hand. This is the earth-touching ...
Studies in Mithraism - Ancient / Classical History - About.com
In support of this he points out that all the figures represented in the iconography have a place in the constellations (Taurus, Canis Minor, Hydra, Corvus, and ...
Earth Witness - Meaning of the Buddhist Earth Witness Mudra
A mudra in Buddhist iconography is a body posture or gesture with special meaning. The earth witness mudra is also called the Bhumi-sparsha ("gesture of  ...
What Is a Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism? - About.com
Enlightenment Beings. After buddhas, the most important beings in Mahayana iconography are bodhisattvas. The word bodhisattva means "enlightenment being ...
Ares, the Greek God of War - Profile - Ancient / Classical History
His iconography is not particularly distinctive. Early images have him bearded and later ones show him as a beardless youth. The Romans called their highly ...
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