Power can mean a lot of things. It may symbolize strength,
and a whole bunch of other
words. With these many definitions to this word, many power symbols
came into being as well. Here are some interesting symbols of power
that every person should know about.
The Reiki Power Symbol
– "Choku Rei"
power symbol is
likened to a power switch that can be used for a
wide array of purposes. Basically, though, the Reiki means that one's
intention always rules over what happens. The Reiki can focus on
providing power or energy to specific parts of the body. At times, one
can use it as a light power switch to increase one's healing powers
known as an Egyptian symbol that denotes rebirth
as well as mythical eternal life. The power part of this symbol
epitomizes the strength and the life that one can draw from the sun.
the ancient world, the
Lion is not merely a symbol of power. It also
indicates bravery and ferocity which typifies the animal kingdom's
so-called "king of the beasts". Traditionally seen as symbols in flags,
heraldic shields and banners in Medieval Europe, this power symbol is
now used to signify other things.
Arrow is known to be a
symbol of power since ancient times. But
aside from manifesting power, this symbol also shows swiftness and
knowledge. The Arrow at times, is also used by the Greek goddess
Artemis and the Greek god Apollo who were both known as hunters. The
Arrow is also famous as a significant symbol used by Greek god Eros,
Roman god Cupid, and the Hindu god Kama – all are known as
sexual attraction. In the Native American Culture, they also have
sacred medicine arrows that symbolize the power of men.
of the most common
characteristics that the Circle is known for
are unity, infinity and wholeness. But then this ancient symbol also
means female power. As such, it signifies the force or spirit innate in
as a monster in
mythology, the Dragon is often connected with
other animals like lions, serpents, birds and lizards. The only
difference it has with these animals is the fact that it breathes fire.
People in Medieval Europe regard it as more of a symbol of evilness and
danger. In the Bible, the Dragon is equivalent to Satan. But in Eastern
Asia, the Dragon is considered as the source of power and strength to
The Italian Horn
sexual power, the
Italian Horn is one's best partner. Otherwise
known as the Wiggly Horn, Unicorn Horn, or the Leprechaun staff, this
power symbol is worn in ancient Italy for protection against the evil
eye. It was also associated with myths and beliefs of the Druids and
the Celts. This symbol is best worn with a cross.
The Lightning Bolt
the ancient world, the
Lightning Bolt was often used by male gods –
from the Norse to the Greeks to the Romans to the Native Americans
order to punish those who have done wrong. On a more positive note,
however, the symbol was also used in order to provide water to the land
and to fertilize planet earth. But now, the Lightning Bolt is often
seen in toys to denote supernatural power.
Egyptians saw the the lion as a symbol of power and wealth. The lion
was used on tribe banners when Moses took the Israelites out of Egypt.
Today, the roar of the lion is often associated with fearlessness.
symbol for Supernatural Power
Since ages, this majestic bird has been associated with power, authority, ferocity,
immortality, protection, courage, strength, leadership, control and guardianship. It is also
considered to represent perspicacity, spiritual understanding, ingenuity, swiftness, keen
perception and divine wisdom. As it soars high up in the sky, it is believed to have ties with the
powerful heavens and be a messenger of God. Different cultures have associated the eagle with
their mythical gods; for instance, the ancient Romans linked it with Jupiter, the Greeks with
Zeus and the Gothics with Odin. As a symbol of power and dominion, the Eagle has adorned the
banner of several great empires to have flourished throughout history.
Symbolic association of the Horse with power is widespread across diverse cultures. The horse is considered an emblem of life-force. Several cultures believe that it represents all the attributes of the 4 basic elements – Fire, Air, Water and Earth. Commonly associated with war, the horse symbolizes valor, domination, virility and endurance. Horse is accorded a place of honor in the history of civilization because of the companionship it has extended to man and the assistance it has provided in transportation, agriculture, productivity and other developmental activities.