It looks very much like the xenomorph creature from Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ films from the 1980’s but it’s actually a gargoyle on a 13 century Abbey near Glasgow in Scotland.
Did the ancients have much more advanced technology than we know. For example, within the Temple of Hathor, which is part of the Dendera (Tentyra) Temple Complex in Egypt, are a series of carvings that many people believe depict the sophisticated use of electricity to generate light.
Around the world the classic “heart-shape” has come to represent love. In one sense, the meaning of any symbol is what most people believe it means. Still, to truly understand something it’s often worth looking beyond the obvious. What the secret heart symbol actually means is the subject of some controversial debate.
It is believed that the ancient, mysterious and hauntingly beautiful site of Petra in Jordan has been inhabited (in one way or another) for approximately 9000 years although its existence was kept secret from the modern West until 1812.
Exactly why horseshoes are believed to be lucky is something of a mystery. This is not because people don’t have theories but because they have too many. Some believe that it is representative of the Greek letter Omega while others suggest that it was derived from the shape of the laurel wreath worn by Roman Emperors.
It has been claimed that the “Male” symbol (the planetary symbol for Mars) represents a shield and a spear – the warrior. This explanation appears to have originated in the 19th century at the height of modern revisionist sanitisation of ancient beliefs. There is also a claim that the original male symbol was the inverted female symbol.
The origin of the design has many sources. The symbol to the left is the representation of the “Female” and is also the planetary symbol for Venus named after the Roman Goddess of Love.
The “compass and square” of the Freemasons is one of the most recognised designs associated with this secretive society – although it is far less secret today than it once was. The symbol is depicted with or without the letter G.
Talk of the Hellfire Club and some immediately respond with mutterings of dark satanic rites and debauchery of the most extreme kind while others simply laugh at the wild tales and dismiss them as exaggerations. The elusive truth is probably somewhere in the middle – a very complicated middle!