We come across various symbols in our day today life, choosing just to see them instead of knowing what they actually depict. Here, we have compiled a list of nine such symbols with their meanings for you.
The Jesus fish symbol is a symbol that has been in use since the ancient times and its history is scarce. The Greek word for fish is “icthus” and is associated with a sacred message of Christianity. Adding up the five letters with their meaning gives the message that, “Jesus Christ is God’s Son, the Saviour”. The symbol was and even is used to associate oneself with Christianity.
THE MALE AND FEMALE SYMBOL
The male and female symbol is seen everywhere. The male symbol represents the planet Mars, the God of War with a shield and spear. The female symbol represents planet Venus, often considered in using a bronze mirror with a handle.
Ever tried investing your time in finding out how this Bluetooth logo came out. Well! It is named after the Danish King Harald Blatand. He had a love for blueberries and is known in the history for uniting what we today know as Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. No, it is not linked with his teeth getting all blue because of his blueberry love but, the way he united the kingdoms. And the logo is derived from the old Danish runes of H and B.
Using this symbol in our everyday life, we tend to take it for granted by not trying to know its meaning. The pause symbol is known to be one of the oldest linguistic tools in the history of literacy. It is known as Caesura, which would tell the reader of the poem the length and syllable of the poem. However, it is a brief silent pause where the metrical time is not counted in music notation.
THE ON AND OFF SYMBOL
The on and off symbol was the result of the logical evaluation in user interface design. During World War 2, engineers begin using binary codes to name individual power buttons, rotary switches, and toggles, where 1 meant on and 0 meant off. After that, the International Electrotechnical Commission made out a standard symbol of a broken circle with a vertical line for standby power mode and we still stick to it.
The biohazard symbol is a famous tattoo logo. It was developed by Dow Chemical Company in 1966. The creators of the company had no hidden agenda behind it and according to Charles Baldwin, one of the logo creators, “We wanted something that was memorable but meaningless, so we could people as to what it means”.
MITSHUBISHI FAMILY CREST
The famous corporate logo has a 140-year-old story. In 1870’s, Mitsubishi was a famous maritime transport company with its owner Yataro Iwasaki. Yataro had in mind a logo that would combine two important family crests: a triple oak leaf crest of the Tosa Clan from where Yataro was born and the three-tiered water chestnut leaves of the Iwasaki family.
THE DEMOCRATIC DONKEY AND REPUBLICAN ELEPHANT
The Democratic Donkey and Republican Elephant has been a very popular figure in the American politics. The very origin behind the coming up of a donkey as a party symbol is amusing. It states back at the time of Presidential Campaign of Andrew Jackson in 1828 when Jackson’s opponents called him a “Jackass”. The Republican Elephant was included in the party symbol when in 1854 Abraham Lincoln formed the Republican Party.
PEACE AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT SYMBOL
The very famous peace and nuclear disarmament symbol are known to all. It was first designed by Gerald Holtom for Aldermaston March, a rally against the use of nuclear weapons. Holtom wanted to use a symbol that would make a strong impact and would remain visualized in the minds of the public to take a stand against the nuclear weapons.