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5 Love Symbols You Should Know
Love Symbols You Should Know
Love is the most beautiful thing in the world, so it is not surprising that there are so many symbols of love! Many lovers regularly offer themselves these symbols of love to prove to the loved one that it is their reason for being. What is beautiful is to notice that despite the time that has passed, many symbols of love still persist today and prove once again that love is stronger than anything. So here are today 5 symbols of love that you should know.
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5 Love Symbols You Should Know
Today we will see 5 symbols of love but there are many others! For example, you can have your own symbol of love with your partner. It can be a photo, a pendant, a stuffed animal.
Symbol of #1 love: The heart
Obviously, how can we talk about symbols of love without evoking the heart? When we think of love, the first thing that comes to mind is the heart. It is undoubtedly, in fact, the most well-known symbol of love.
In ancient times, the heart was a symbol used to represent the center (heart) of emotional, spiritual, moral or intellectual activity.
It can be offered through cards, drawings, emoticons, chocolates, lollipops, boxes …
The heart, symbol of love, is most often bright red and sometimes crossed by an arrow.
But why is the heart represented in this way? Why does it have this form? (Love Symbols You Should Know)
We must go back to antiquity to understand the origin of this form symbolizing the heart. The question arises since the organ of the heart is clearly different from its representation!
In ancient Greece, ivy was often depicted mixed with vines on pottery. Over time, its shape has become the stylized heart that we know.
But it was especially from the Middle Ages in Europe, that painters began to replace the real representations of hearts with the stylized symbol. The transition was gradual.
In the fifteenth century, Leonardo da Vinci sometimes used the symbol on his diagrams of the human body.
Symbol of #2 love: The red rose (Love Symbols You Should Know)
How can we talk about symbols of love without evoking the rose? The rose is the flower of the roses, plant of the family Rosaceae. The term “rose” comes from the Latin rosa, which refers to both the flower and the rose bush itself.
Since antiquity, the rose was venerated. It was indeed considered as a gift from the gods made to men. The Greeks and Romans cultivated it and used it especially during nuptial ceremonies. She was also considered the flower of Aphrodite (goddess of love).
In the Middle Ages, the rose symbolized the beloved woman in “The Roman of the Rose”. This poetic work was at the origin of many other representations of the rose as the embodiment of love.
Red roses are the flowers of love, the flowers of passion. Their beauty, sweetness and smell are almost dreamy, sensuality. Besides, we often put rose petals in the bath or on the bed when we are about to spend a romantic evening at home.
Today when we offer a red rose, it expresses love at first sight. Two roses; a request for forgiveness. Twelve roses; a marriage proposal.
Symbol of #2 love: The swan (Love Symbols You Should Know)
The swan is the symbol of love but not only. It also represents grace, purity, beauty and sincerity.
It is not surprising in view of its natural elegance, beauty, shape, coat, that the swan has become a symbol of love. It should also be noted that these wonderful white birds maintain monogamous and faithful relationships and are therefore the symbol of eternal love.
The swan is also the symbol of the Virgin Mary, representing indeed her purity and love
Symbol of #4 love: Cupid
Cupid, in Roman mythology, is the son god of love and the son of Venus (goddess of love). Cupid becomes Eros for the Greeks.
The difference between Eros and Cupid? (Love Symbols You Should Know)
Eros, in Greek mythology, was depicted as a very handsome man. In the most famous representations, he is seen wearing a bow that takes off arrows capable of triggering love in the hearts of gods and men.
Cupid him, in Roman mythology, is depicted as a blonde and mischievous child. Most of the time, with wings. It is always accompanied by its bow and quiver filled with arrows. Cupid is today a very popular symbol, which is often seen especially on Valentine’s Day.
I strongly encourage you to read our summary and our modern version of the myth of psyche and Eros!
Symbol of #5 love: The dove
If the dove is a symbol of peace, it is above all a symbol of love! Known to keep his “partner” until death, this beautiful white bird is therefore also a sign of fidelity.
We also often find doves on weddings. Also, instead of having rice at the exit of the church, one can see flights of doves.
Its origins are very ancient since from antiquity, doves were offered as sacrifices to the goddesses of love. Besides, Aphrodite, goddess of love, is often represented with the dove.
In Native American culture, it is not uncommon to be offered a dove feather as a declaration of love.
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