ancient symbols
Ancient Symbols
Alchemy Symbols
Celtic Symbols
Celtic Knots
Chinese Symbols
Zodiac Symbols
Christian Symbols
Egyptian Symbols
Good Luck Symbols
Greek Symbols
Japanese Symbols
Mayan Symbols
Native American Symbol
Pagan Symbols
Peace Symbols
Religious Symbols
Roman Symbols
Sacred Geometry Symbols
Strength Symbols
Symbolic Pictures
Tattoo Symbols Buddhist Symbols Irish Symbols Hindu Symbols Symbols Influence on History Friendship Symbols The Lost Symbol Power Symbols Dream Symbols Star Symbols Motherhood Symbols

Related Resources

Sםmbolos Antiguos (Spanish)

Antike Symbole (Deutsch)

Древние символы (Russian)

Symboles Anciens (French)

古代符号 (Chinese)

古代のシンボル (Japanese)

 The Alpha and Omega symbols

Alpha (Α) and Omega (Ω) represent the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. They are a Christian symbol that also represents God as used in the Book of Revelation in the Bible (Gauding, 2009). The phrase Alpha and Omega is derived from the one that quotes God as being the Alpha and the Omega in Revelation 1:8, 21:6, and 22:13, and is clarified two times with the extra title “the beginning and the end”. This phrase means that God and Jesus are both eternal (The New Bible Dictionary, n.d). 






These symbols were used in early Christianity. The letters appear on the arms of the cross in early Christian paintings and sculptures, and in some jeweled crosses which have letters formed that hang in that way. Despite being Greek, the letters are more widespread in Western Christian paintings and sculptures than in Eastern Orthodox Christian ones. They are often portrayed as being on the left and right of Christ’s head together with his halo, and they have replaced the Christogram that is used in Orthodox paintings and sculptures. By using these symbols on his head, it indicates that in Christ, the beginning and the end are joined into one entity. These letters are often combined with the Cross, Chi-rho (the first two letters of the word for Christ in Greek), and other Christian symbols (Whittemore, 1987).


Alpha and Omega symbols


Some Christians view the phrase as a paraphrase of Isaiah 44:6 which states that “I am the first and the last; apart from me there is no God (NKJV Bible, n.d).” Although the book of Revelation is related to this phrase in Isaiah, some experts believe that the symbols are a form of rabbinical dictum in the Hebrew alphabet. The phrase was originally used as evidence of Christ’s divinity and unity with God, but others see it as Christ being the “last Adam” who fulfills God’s ideal relationship with humanity instead of being God himself.





Symbols Menu:
» Gordian Knot
» Flower of Life
» Vesica Pisces
» Merkaba
» The Labyrinth
» Hung
» Sri Yantra
» Yin Yang
» Chinese Fu
» Jerusalem Cross
» Triple Moon
» bindi
» IK Onkar
» Hammer Sickle
» Khanda
» Tree of Life
» Rod of Asclepius
» Shield of the Trinity
» Genesa Crystal
» Star of David
» Lotus Flower
» Nautilus Shell
» Halo
» Hand of Fatima
» jiahu
» World Triad
» The Morning Star
» Tau
» Oshe Shango
» Seal of Shamash
» Camunian Rose
» IHS Monogram
» Alpha & Omega
    » Hunab Ku
» Borromean Rings
» Caduceus
» Infinity
» Ichthus
» Hedjet
» Sun Wheel
» Fleur De Lis
» Eye of God
» Happy Human
» Lauburu
» Pentagram
» Sacred Chao
» Emerald Tablet of Thoth
» Eye of Horus
» Buddhi Leaf
» Om
» Ankh
» Chalice
» Triquetra
» Pentacle
» Maat
» Ogham
» Mandala
» Theosophy
» Rub el Hizb
» Day Night Symbols
» The Golden Bough
» The Valknut
» Kartika
» Cross of Tau
» Ouroboros
» Khamsa
    » Uraues
» Globus Cruciger
» Holy Grail
» Medicine Wheel
» Menorah
» Papal Cross
» Quincunx
» Red Cross
» Tetractys
» Tilaka
» Taijitu
» Vajra
» Chai
» Chi Rho
» Dharmacakra
» Bagua
» Dragon
» Heart
» Eye of Providence
» Golden Spiral
» Labrys
» Amulet
» Sun Face
» Faravahar
» Thor's Hammer
» Healer's Hand
» Raven
» Keys of St. Peter
» Triskele
» Ajna
» Arsenic
» three-legged frog
» Phoenix - Bennu




More Symbols:

African Symbols
Astrology Symbols
Healing Symbols
Jewish Symbols
Love Symbols
Masonic Symbols
Norse Symbols
Sacred Symbols
Sumerian Symbols
Tarot Symbols
Colors Symbols
Heart Symbols
Math Symbols
Islamic Symbols
Persian Symbols
Talismans Symbols
Metal Symbolism
Four Elements Symbolism
God Symbols
Dragon Symbolism
Archetypes
Occult Symbols
Solar & Lunar Symbols
Wiccan Symbols
Gauguin Symbolism
Atheist Symbols
Bird Symbols
Water Symbols
Mythological Symbols
Kabbalah Symbols
Lotus Flower
Tibetan Symbols
Aboriginal Symbols
Thelema Symbols
Sigil Symbols






Copyright © 2014 Ancient-Symbols.com  All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in
any form or medium without express written permission of Ancient-Symbols.com  is prohibited.