Do You Know the History Behind These Ancient World Symbols?

Be prepared to go back in time for some mind-boggling answers.

Faye Remedios
Created by Faye Remedios
On Jul 29, 2022
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Symbols have fascinated us from time immemorial. How did they appear? What do they mean? Some we do the answers to, while others still remain shrouded in mystery. This quiz celebrates these centuries of deep tradition and symbolism that these marks and signs stand for. Do you think you’re up for this challenge? Take it and see how much you score.

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This symbol uses three arcs that are interlaced and is a popular Celtic symbol that holds deep religious significance. It is the…

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This Egyptian symbol that means ‘life’ resembles a key and is in the shape of a cross with a loop on the top.

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Called the Owl of ____, In Greek mythology, a little owl is often depicted sitting on the shoulder of this Greek goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare.

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In Buddhism, the____, which means circle, represents a geometric pattern that represents the universe and wisdom.

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These birds are famous in Norse mythology as being the companion birds of the All-father, Odin.

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_____ is the hammer of Thor, the god of thunder and lightning.

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In _____ religion, the horned god represents the masculine polarity of the universe and the opposing force to the Triple Goddess.

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The Scarab is an ancient Egyptian symbol that is represented in the form of a ___, which was considered to be the manifestation of the early morning sun and rebirth, i.e., the god Khepri.

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In ancient Egyptian depictions, Anubis is represented as a man with the head of a ______.

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Born in the ancient Chinese culture and dating as far back to 1400 BCE, this symbol represents the concept of duality in the cosmic universe. 

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In Greek mythology, the _____ is a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god associated with healing and medicine. 

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The Pentagram is ____ pointed star drawn with a continuous line and a circle around it.

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In Greek mythology, the Caduceus was the staff of ____, the winged messenger god and is represented by the symbol of two snakes intertwined.

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The fleur de lis is a symbol in the form of a stylized _____ and is found in many emblems, particularly in France, where it was used to depict light, life, and perfection, as well as the French royalty.

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The Eye of ____ is a symbol portraying a stylized eye with a long teardrop and is believed to offer protection and health to the wearer and also bring them wisdom and prosperity.

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This ancient symbol shows a snake eating its own tail to represent the cyclic nature of life, death, and rebirth, as well as the beginning and the end of time.

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This bird’s name originates from the word “Weben” which means to “shine” or “rise.”

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The Star of David is a hexagram, a ___-pointed star comprising two interlocking equilateral triangles.

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This symbol features a central six-sided star surrounded by a circle with a triple-sided labyrinth and belongs to this ancient Greek lunar goddess.

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Belonging to this renowned wise king, The Seal of _____ is also said to represent one of the most significant alchemy symbols; the magical Philosopher’s Stone that can turn any base metal into gold.

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_______ are ancient symbolic hand gestures that are based on the belief that our 5 fingers correspond to the 5 elements of the universe, water, earth, ether, air and fire.

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