Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Anchor

Myths, folklore & symbolism
anchor: It is an attribute of various sea deities. Because the anchor is the ship's only source of stability during storms, it is a symbol of hope, especially in Christian usage (it is frequently depicted on grave markers and sarcophagi), and a sign of steadfastness and fidelity. In early Christian times it was used as a disguised symbol of the cross. (Herder)

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  1. "it was used as a disguised symbol of the cross" - That's interesting. I didn't know that.

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