(Adam) First man created created by God according to the Book of Genesis.
- Alchemy basic elements
Alchemy basic elements
first letter of greek alphabet – means the beginning.
also known as breath of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning “cross with a handle”), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read “life”.
(alchemy) “The metal antimony symbolises the animal nature or wild spirit of man and nature, and it was often symbolised by the wolf”. – ancient-symbols.com
- Aqua Vitae
or aqua vita is an archaic name for a concentrated aqueous solution of ethanol. (alchemy).
She was the virgin goddess of Innocence and purity.(mythology). Asteroid found in 1845 (5 Astraea).(astronomy).
Variant of Eve/Eva First woman according to the Book of Genesis. (see Lilith)
“This enigmatic figure, known as Baphomet, was first described during the trials of the Templars, a medieval order of Crusader Monks accused of Heresy, witchcraft, and other crimes. The Order, founded in 1118 by nobleman Hughes de Payens, was the first of a number of “Military Orders.”
Originally conceived as a means of protecting Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem, the new order excited the public imagination, and they became extraordinarily popular. They were exempted from taxation, and had amassed great wealth and property by the 13th century. (…)
The interpretation of Baphomet pictured above was drawn by the nineteenth century occultist Eliphas Levi (Alphonse Constant), using elements from various descriptions. It was drawn with the head of a Goat, a human body with cloven feet and wings. According to Levi, it was a revelatory figure, requiring study to understand. This particular drawing is quite popular with Satanists and Ritual magicians, for varying reasons. However, save for a few details, Levi’s connection between his version of Baphomet, and the legendary idol of the Templars is mostly nonexistent.” – symboldictionary.net
Levi described the figure as:
“The goat on the frontispiece carries the sign of the pentagram on the forehead, with one point at the top, a symbol of light, his two hands forming the sign of hermeticism, the one pointing up to the white moon of the Quabbalic Chesed, the other pointing down to the black one of Geburah. This sign expresses the perfect harmony of mercy with justice. His one arm is female, the other male like the ones of the androgyn of Khunrath, the attributes of which we had to unite with those of our goat because he is one and the same symbol. The flame of intelligence shining between his horns is the magic light of the universal balance, the image of the soul elevated above matter, as the flame, whilst being tied to matter, shines above it. The ugly beast’s head expresses the horror of the sinner, whose materially acting, solely responsible part has to bear the punishment exclusively; because the soul is insensitive according to its nature and can only suffer when it materializes. The rod standing instead of genitals symbolises eternal life, the body covered with scales the water, the semi-circle above it the atmosphere, the feathers following above the volatile. Humanity is represented by the two breasts and the androgyne arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences.”
- Black Star
Related to Saturn; Dying Sun; Black Sun; (astronomy/mythology).
(Sacred Blood or Blood of Christ) the drops of sacred blood are related to the Passion of Christ and all christian martyrs. (theology).
is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Cancer. The story of Cancer the Crab is said to be connected to Hercules and the Hydra of Lerna. (astrology/mythology).
It is also related to Dissolution in the Alchemical processes.
Head; Death. (alchemy).
or 2060 Chiron – Stylized body of a centaur (the circle is the horse part, the K-like glyph is the human part) (mythology/astronomy).
goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships.(mythology). a dwarf planet that lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. (astronomy).
- Chaosphere / Chaos star / Chaos wheel
Chaosphere / Chaos star / Chaos wheel
The Chaos star is a spoked device with eight equidistant arrows radiating from a central point. It was originally devised by the fantasy author Michael Moorcock as a symbol of chaos (infinite possibility), and has been adopted as a symbol of Chaos Magick. Its current rounded shape was devised by occult author and chaos magician Peter Carroll. – symboldictionary.net
(also called Christogram, Cross of Contantine or Labarum) The Chi-Rho emblem can be viewed as the first Christian Cross.
The Chi-Rho symbol was used by the Roman emperor Constantine I as part of a military standard . Constantine’s standard was known as the Labarum.
Before it became the monogram of Christ, the chi rho was also the monogram of Chronos (whose name also begins with a Chi-rho), the god of time, and an emblem of several solar deities.
The Chi-ro is also the origin of the tradition of abbreviating “Christ” in “christian” or “Christmas” to “X.” The small letters in the image are the alpha and omega.
the cosmos, infinity, life, motion
In astronomy, a conjunction occurs when two astronomical objects or spacecraft have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude, usually as observed from Earth. Rebirth, connection (alchemy).
“is ruled by the planet Venus. It is one of the oldest metals and copper metallurgy has flourished in different cultures, including the Middle Eastern, Asian, European, Central & South American and Native American. Copper embodies the nurturing aspect of women and their youthfulness. It is associated with the matters of love & lust, and symbolizes characteristics like charisma, feminine beauty, artistic creativity, affection, caring and balance. It is also considered a healing metal that teaches about living a fulfilling life.” – ancient-symbols.com.
- coptic ankh
christian variation of Egyptian ankh.
The Christian cross, with or without a figure of Christ included, is the main religious symbol of Christianity. A cross with figure of Christ affixed to it is termed a crucifix and the figure is often referred to as the corpus (Latin for “body”). The term Greek cross designates a cross with arms of equal length, as in a plus sign, while the term Latin cross designates a cross with an elongated descending arm. Numerous other variants have been developed during the medieval period. (theology).
- Cross (Budded)
also known as the Apostles’ Cross, the Treflée, Botonée or Cathedral Cross. (theology).
- Cross (Papal)
The papal cross is an emblem for the office of the Pope in ecclesiastical heraldry. (theology).
- Cross (Patonce)
The Patonce Cross is any form of cross which has expanded ends, like the Pattee Cross, but with each arm terminating in floriated points like the Fleury Cross and Fleur-de-lis Cross. (theology).
- Cross of Salem
Cross of Salem
“Called also the Pontifical Cross, because it is borne before the Pope. It is a cross, the upright piece being crossed by three lines, the upper and lower shorter than the middle one. It is the insignia of the Grand Master and Past Grand Masters of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States. The same cross placed on a slant is the insignia of the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.” – masonicdictionary.com
I also read somewhere this cross could be called “Cross of Baphomet”.
We can see it as well in Freemasonic tradition, used by the thirtieth degree upwards.
is a fictional cosmic entity created by writer H. P. Lovecraft and first introduced in the short story “The Call of Cthulhu”, published in the American pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928. Considered a Great Old One within the pantheon of Lovecraftian cosmic entities, the creature has since been featured in numerous popular culture references. Lovecraft depicts Cthulhu as a gigantic entity worshiped by cultists. Cthulhu’s anatomy is described as part octopus, part man, and part dragon. Its name was given to the Lovecraft-inspired universe where it and its fellow entities existed, the Cthulhu Mythos. (literature/Science and Fiction)
- Cthulhu Rune
This rune with a shape of an octopus is inspired in the Odal/ Othala Rune and follows the meaning -“ brings the ancestral spiritual power, an also “governs” the ascension to King amongst men”, keeping the monstrosity and appetite for destruction from the creature-God.
- Dutch East India Company
Dutch East India Company
- Earth (planet)
“ Earth was not a classical planet. Its status as planet is a consequence of the development of heliocentrism.
Nevertheless, there are ancient symbols for Earth, notably a cross representing the four cardinal directions (same as the element antimony), as a cross in a circle also interpreted as a globe with equator and a meridian” – Wikipedia.org
was a minor Greek goddess of law and legislation (her name can be translated as “good order”, “governance according to good laws”), as well as the spring-time goddess of green pastures. Her opposite number was Dysnomia (Lawlessness) (mythology). 15 Eunomia is also a very large asteroid discovered by Annibale de Gasparis on July 29, 1851. (astronomy).
Perception ; the Sun, the omnipresence of God; mirror to the soul.
- Eye on Pyramid
Eye on Pyramid
Illuminati main symbol.(secret society).
was the goddess of fortune and personification of luck in Roman religion, represented by a wheel, showing the inconstancy – Carmina Burana. (mythology). 19 Fortuna is also one of the largest main-belt asteroids, found in 1852. (astronomy).
mechanical symbol of technology and evolution.
Alchemy symbol for ginger.
- Goat of Mendes (Sigil of Baphomet, Sabbatic Goat)
Goat of Mendes (Sigil of Baphomet, Sabbatic Goat)
“The so-called “Mendes Pentacle” (sometimes, Mendez) or Sabbatic Goat emblem was first connected to Satanism in the nineteen sixties, falsely attributed to the nineteenth century occultist Eliphas Levi.
This symbol is commonly confused with Levi’s depiction of the Templar icon Baphomet, which was never presented as a symbol of evil, but of harmony, redemption, and union with the divine. Nonetheless, the two have been confused so often it is nearly impossible to separate them in modern usage.
The name “Mendes goat” derives from a connection Levi made between the Templar Baphomet, the Goat of the witch’s Sabbat (as depicted in popular art of the time), and the Egyptian god Ammon, of Mendes, Egypt. According to Levi, an emblem of fertility and sexual freedom. Levi’s connection was spurious-the God in question was represented by a ram, not a goat- but the confusion has persisted.
A simplified version of the symbol shown was adopted as the emblem of Anton Lavey’s Church of Satan in 1966. The Hebrew letters surrounding the pentacle spell out “Leviathan,” the mythic sea monster of the Old Testament. This emblem is occasionally called the “Judas Goat” by modern Satanists.” From – symboldictionary.net
the sun, the lion, Lead into Gold – the transmutation of common metals into gold called chrysopoeia. (alchemy).
Goddess of eternal youth in greek mythology. Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving their nectar and ambrosia. 6 Hebe is also an asteroid found in 1847 (Astronomy).
the waiting. (alchemy).
roman mythology – goddess/personification of health, cleanliness and hygiene. in astrology is also an asteroid -10 Hygiea (astronomy).
is an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state. She is the Queen of Olympus wife of Jupiter and ruler of the maternity and fertility.(mythology).
is the roman sky and thunder god, who ruled as king of the gods of Mount Olympus (Zeus in greek Mythology).
Jupiter is also the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun. It is related to the metal Tin (alchemy).
Potassium, alkali metal.(chemistry).
- Leviathan Cross (Sulphur)
Leviathan Cross (Sulphur)
This glyph is often referred to incorrectly as the “pontifical cross of Satan” by Christian tract writers, due to its adoption as an emblem of Satanism by Anton LaVey in the 1960s. The emblem has no history as a symbol of Satanism outside of LaVey’s usage, and the attribution is most likely a product of anti-Catholic sentiment, as it is often compared in this context to the Catholic Pontifical Cross. A more common symbol for sulfur is a fire triangle surmounting a cross of earth. (…) The Leviathan Cross was created by The Knights Templar. The symbol was then adopted by Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan. Previous associations with the cross and Satanic foundations are unable to be identified. – symbolism.wikia.com
“After the Holy One created the first human being, Adam, He said: “It is not good for Adam to be alone.” He created a woman, also from the earth, and called her Lilith.
They quarrelled immediately. She said: “I will not lie below you.” He said, “I will not lie below you, but above you. For you are fit to be below me and I above you.”
She responded: “We are both equal because we both come from the earth.”
Neither listened to the other. When Lilith realized what was happening, she pronounced the Ineffable Name of God and flew off into the air.
Adam rose in prayer before the Creator, saying, “The woman you gave me has fled from me.” Immediately the Holy One sent three angels after her.
The Holy One said to Adam: “If she wants to return, all the better. If not, she will have to accept that one hundred of her children will die every day.”
The angels went after her, finally locating her in the sea, in the powerful waters in which the Egyptians were destined to perish. They told her what God had said, and she did not want to return.” – Alphabet of Sirach.
According to biblicalarchaeology.org – “The Bible names the second woman Eve; Lilith was identified as the first in order to complete the story.” Accordingly, Genesis 1:27 describes the creation of Adam and an unnamed woman (Lilith)(…)”
“In the 13th-century writings of Isaac ben Jacob ha-Cohen, Lilith left Adam after she refused to become subservient to him and then would not return to the Garden of Eden after she had coupled with the archangel Samael.”
In Astronomy -“The Moon travels along an elliptical path around the Earth. An ellipse has two focal points, and the other focal point, not occupied by the Earth has been called the Dark Moon, the Black Moon or Lilith.” – astro.com
- Lote of Fortune
Lote of Fortune (duplicated as a wheel)
refers to a emperor or a King and his transcendental fortune or also wheel of fortune. (mythology).
Lysergic acid diethylamide, a psychedelic drug known for its psychological effects.This may include altered awareness of the surroundings, perceptions, and feelings as well as sensations and images that seem real though they are not.
- Magic Ring of Solomon
Magic Ring (or disc) of Solomon
“this is the Form of the Magic Ring, or rather Disc, of Solomon, the figure whereof is to be made in gold or silver. It is to be held before the face of the exorcist to preserve him from the stinking sulphurous fumes and flaming breath of the Evil Spirits. “ – The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King.
Roman god of War. He often represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war (Ares in greek mythology). Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury (Astronomy). The symbol of Mars also represents the masculine and it is related to the metal Iron (alchemy).
muse of tragedy.(mythology). is also a large asteroid discovered in 1852 -18 Melpomene (astronomy).
Messenger of the gods, god of trade, thieves, travelers, sports, athletes, border crossings or guide to the Underworld (Hermes in greek mythology).
According to Paracelsus Mercury is one of the three primes or tria prima and represents the Spirit -imagination, moral judgment, and the higher mental faculties. (alchemy)
Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System. (Astronomy).
It is also a chemical element with symbol Hg and It is commonly known as quicksilver and was formerly named hydrargyrum.
Greek goddess of health, protection and prudence, Prudentia in Roman (mythology). 9 Metis is also a asteroid found in 1852 (astronomy).
is the Biblical name relating to a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice. The name of this deity is also sometimes spelled Molech, Milcom, or Malcam.
“First MOLOCH, horrid King besmear’d with blood
Of human sacrifice, and parents tears(…)
His Temple right against the Temple of God (…)
And black GEHENNA call’d, the Type of Hell.” – from Milton’s Paradise Lost.
is associated to many deities including Artemis,goddess of hunt or Hecate,goddess of crossroads and witchcraft; represents the femininity and is related to intuition (mythology); in alchemy the moon is the silver. (alchemy).
was the roman god the the oceans and seas (Poseidon in greek mythology).
Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet from the Sun in the Solar System.
- Odal/ Othala Rue
Odal/ Othala Rue
Homeland: Ancestral Lot. It brings the ancestral spiritual power, an also “governs” the ascension to King amongst men (runesecrets.com).
ast letter greek alphabet – means the end.
is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The ouroboros often symbolise self-reflexivity, introspection, or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things such as the phoenix which operate in cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. (alchemy).
was the roman god of the underworld. (Hades in greek mythology). Pluto/Hades was often portrayed with his three-headed guard dog Cerberus.
Pluto (minor-planet designation: 134340 Pluto) is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune. atributes – Mind (crescent) transcending matter (cross) to reach for divine spirit (circle); It was the first Kuiper belt object to be discovered. (astronomy).
symbol of human development; can be seen as an Illuminati association too. (secret society).
Neopaganism symbol for hand of God.
- Rectangle / Square
Rectangle / Square
order, structure, earth.
- Red King (Sulphur)
Red King (Sulphur)
“This image is taken from the 23rd image in a series of drawings from the seventeenth century alchemical work attributed to Eugenius Philalethes, the Speculum Veritatis(Mirror of Truth.) This simple symbol of a fire triangle with three radiating arrows below represents the “Perfect Red King,” the Sulfur of the Philosophers.” symboldictionary.net (see also sulphur).
- Retrograde motion
Symbol represents the apparent retrograde motion of a planet in an astrological chart (astronomy). To Take (in alchemy processes).
- Rosicrucians Pentagram
from “Symbols of Rosicrucians from 16th to 17th century”; the 12 Rosicrucian Paths. (secret society).
The symbol of the archer is based on the centaur Chiron, who mentoredAchilles in archery (Achilles was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and the greatest warrior of Homer’s Iliad.) (mythology) characteristics – Restless, Unemotional, Inflexible, Energetic and Ambitious. (astrology).
One of the three primes or tria prima, according to Paracelsus. “Salt in the human is reflected as the physical body, and is thus very, very complex. Infinitely complex. Millions of chemical reactions occurring each second, most of which we know nothing about. The human body is one of the most beautiful mysteries we may ever come to know, a microcosm of the universe. It is the anchor for our soul and spirit, the temple in which they reside.
In botanical kingdom, the Salt principle is reflected in the mineral matrix of the plant. These are obtained through certain extraction methods using the Fire and Water elements to crystallize pure mineral salts. As with the human, these minerals are the vehicle through which the Sulfur (essential oil) and the Mercury (alcohol/water solubles) principles work through.” –organic-unity.com
the planet Saturn represents the alchemical metal, lead. The image mimics the scythe of Saturn, the god of the harvest and time. The qualities of Saturn include limitation, protection, and restraint; lead is therefore used historically where these qualities are required- it is still common to see lead-lined caskets, and it is traditional to keep scriptures and religious relics shielded in lead reliquaries.
Alchemically, lead was the prima matera, or primal matter, and represented the putrefaction and decay necessary for new life.
The sigil is similar to the Hebrew letter Tau, which also has associations with time and death(alchemy). Saturn is also the roman correspondence of greek god Chronos, the personification of Time (mythology).
Carl Jung says: “The prima materia is ‘saturnine,’ and the malefic Saturn is the abode of the devil, or again it is the most despised and rejected thing, ‘thrown out into the street,’ ‘cast on the dung-hill,’ ‘found in filth” (alchemy/psychology).
- Sigil Of Lilith
Sigil Of Lilith
- Sigillum Dei Aemaeth
Sigillum Dei Aemaeth
seal of God; a late Middle Ages magical diagram, composed of two circles, a pentagram, and three heptagons, and is labeled with the name of God and his angels. It was an amulet (amuletum) with the magical function that, according to one of the oldest sources (Liber iuratus), allowed the initiated magician to have power over all creatures except Archangels, but usually only reserved for those who can achieve the blessed vision of God and angels (beatific visionary).
Symbol of the Earth and fertility (mythology); the Evil and the sin (christianity).
- Sol Niger
(alchemy) the Black Sun can refer to the first stage of the alchemical magnum opus, the nigredo (blackening); The black sun is used to illuminate the dissolution of the body, a blackening of matter, or putrefaction in Splendor Solis,[and Johann Daniel Mylius’s Philosophia Reformata. The Sol Niger is a symbol of Saturn and represents the obscure and destructive sun. “The Black Sun is the exterior sun and his devouring dark fire destroys everything”; After the fall of Adam, marked by the Original Sin, every man is made by Sol Niger; according to The Book of Holy Trinity.
In Viridiarium Chymicum, the “Material Fire” of the Black Sun separates the spirit and the soul from the putrefied body- The “Putrefaction” (Nigredo or blackness) was a first step in the pathway to the philosopher’s stone all alchemical ingredients had to be cleansed and cooked extensively to a uniform black matter.
The Black Sun of the Wewelsburg castle – Within the castle walls rituals were performed, much of them largely based upon Germanic pagan origins and concepts of Valhalla, the quest for the Holy Grail, and other tales surrounding issues of nobility, purity, or divinity. (nachtkabarett.com). The origin of the symbol is commonly related to the ancient cult of Odin (Odinism) and the sun wheel found on the ground floor of the castle could be related to the Thule Society, an occultist secret society. it is said this society has more than 1000 years and they were intended to promote the old European religious traditions, such as Druidism, Odismism, Wotanism the Asatru and Vanatru. in the XX century their intentions became much darker.
- Squared Circle (the)
Squared Circle (the)
an Alchemical Symbol (17th century) illustrating the interplay of the four elements of matter symbolising the philospher’s stone.
exaltation; elevation; sky (multiple stars).
- Star of Ishtar
Star of Ishtar
Symbol of the great Babylonian Goddess of love Ishtar (mythology)
( also called the Tau-Rho, and the Monogrammatic cross.) The staurogram was first used to abbreviate stauros the Greek word for cross in very early New Testament manuscripts almost like a sacred name, and may visually have represented Jesus on the cross.
One of the three primes or tria prima, according to Paracelsus, representing the Soul (the emotions and desires); Sometimes it is associated to Hell or the Devil – “The area where where Sodom and Gomorrah are supposed be are heavily volcanic. Many of these places emit Sulphur Dioxide and other gasses. Sulphur Dioxide makes flames and magma burn blue hence the roman and shakespearean belief blue flame a sign that ghosts are nearby.” – quora.com (Alchemy/ theology). The Double cross symbolizes protection and balance between persons. The infinity sign underlines the constant and infinite nature and most likely symbolizes the eternal universe. –symbolism.wikia.com
- Sulfur (inverted) with Horns
Sulfur (inverted) with Horns
the Devil, ruler of Hell.
this junction of sulphur and a sun wheel could represent the burning of sulphur, releasing a suffocating and irritating odor.
The sun is also a metaphor for the gold and the sulphur for the soul. This probably represents the purge of the souls before they enter in Heaven.
- Sum and Multiplication
Sum and Multiplication
(maths). Follow you path without turning back; forget about the past.
Gold, Father, King. (alchemy). There are numerous solar deities such as Ra, ancient Egyptian god of the sun and king of the gods or Helius, the personification of the Sun in Greek mythology. Around the world we can find other symbols from other different cultures like sun wheels or sun crosses.
see Tetragrammaton (expressions).
Combination, creation, illumination.
- Trinacria of sperm/ Three Principles
Trinacria of sperm/ Three Principles
detail from 9th key in the Duodecim Claves philosophicæ (The twelve philosophical keys) – “The parts of the Cycle” before Tria Prima and after Fermentation. Fertility and fecundity. (alchemy). Some consider the serpents ground from the hearts as the Three Principles- Salt, Sulphur and Mercury.
“Father, Son, Holy Ghost”; “Holy Trinity”; and “Trinitarian”; he word “trinity” is derived from Latin trinitas, meaning “the number three, a triad” (theology).
- triple Goddess
symbol of triple goddess identified with Greek moon goddesses- Artemis (the maiden), Selene (the Mother) and Hecate (the crone). (mythology).
- Twelve pointed pentagram
Twelve pointed pentagram
the cosmic order (12).
- Uranus/ Ouranos
(means the “sky” or “Heaven”.) was the primal Greek god personifying the sky. His name in Roman mythology was Caelus. In Ancient Greek literature, Uranus or Father Sky was the son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth. (mythology).
“The ancient Greeks and Romans knew of only five ‘wandering stars’ Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Following the discovery of a sixth planet in the 18th century, there was some early disagreement regarding what to name it. Its discoverer, William Herschel, named it “The Georgian Star”, the name preferred by English astronomers. Others preferred to name it “Herschel”. Finally, the name Uranus was suggested by astronomer Johann Bode as the logical addition to the series, since Mars (Ares in Greek), Venus, and Mercury were the children of Jupiter, Jupiter (Zeus in Greek) the son of Saturn, and Saturn (Cronus in Greek) the son of Uranus. What is anomalous is that, while the others take Roman names, Uranus is a name derived from Greek in contrast to the Roman Caelus.” – wikipedia.org
Roman goddess of Love, Beauty and Sexuality (Aphrodite in greek mythology). Venus is the second planet from the Sun is also the second planet from the Sun (astronomy). The Symbol represents the feminine and it is related to the metal Copper (alchemy).