Symbolism

What does that Squiggly Line Mean?

Now that I have done the first round on Mystical Creatures and we have done a series on Knights and Chivalry, I found that I kept running across lots of symbols.  Most, I could at least place on a map (where they came from) but there were a lot that I had no idea where they came from, what they meant or why they might have been created.  So…

We are going to dive into symbolism for the next-little while.  We are going to discuss those things you see emblazoned in leather and bronze, on jewelry and on armor at the Ren Faire you attend.  We are going to see if we can find out why the various cross styles that are out there have the shapes they have, we are going to research what the Celtic knot means and where it came from, much like the last two series we will not go into huge detail but attempt to give you an over view of the symbol for the day.  And if you find something that you think I got wrong, let me know.  And if you have a favorite vendor that produces that symbol better then anybody else, post them too.

Don’t worry though, Rennies, Tuesday will still be 10 Question Tuesday and Friday will be still be Film Friday and maybe we will start another weekly tradition here or there, but for the most part we will be dealing with symbols and symbolism.  If you have a favorite, please email it to me.