Sםmbolos Antiguos (Spanish)
Antike Symbole (Deutsch)
Древние символы (Russian)
Symboles Anciens (French)
The chalice is a bowl-shaped or goblet-shaped drinking cup/vessel that
is used in many cultures and religions to symbolize different things.
For Christians, the chalice is the symbol of the Eucharist. Using it
commemorates the Last Supper. It is filled with wine to symbolize the
blood of Christ and bread is dipped into it to symbolize the body of
Christ. Chalices have a hexagonal base, often made of gold or silver
and encrusted with semi-precious stones.
For the Sufis, the chalice symbolizes the sharing of blessings for it
enables the steppe and desert communities to share water, milk and
hospitality which are indispensable to their cultures.
Carolingian, Byzantine and Gothic Periods
During these periods in history, a person shown holding a chalice
signifies that they are God’s servant and have turned away from
Wicca and Neopaganism
The chalice, cauldron or cup is a symbol of the Goddess, the womb and
the female reproductive organs. It also represents water which is a
female element and the feminine qualities of intuition, subconscious,
psychic ability and gestation.
Four Elements Symbolism
Solar & Lunar Symbols