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Honoring Traditions & Cultures with Symbolism

Updated: Feb 5, 2022

Cultures, customs and religions, the world over, each have different symbols and representations, which are considered auspicious and meaningful.

Celtic symbols

This #symbolism is represented in myriad forms and practices, with the utmost respect and reverence for the beliefs attached to them.

Polynesian symbols

#Amulets and #talisman are worn, placed and gifted for myriad reasons, while gestures and rituals are performed for multitudinous purposes and outcomes. Tattoos, body and face paint, crowns and tiaras are also all examples of powerful symbolism, throughout history and the present world.

Religious symbols

At The Madstone, we honor all of these multi-cultural traditions, customs and their symbolism, with our spiritual jewelry. Our wish is to share the goodness, protection, love, healing, fortune and wisdom they represent. #themadstone

Here are just a few examples and explanations of some iconic symbols from different cultures, among so many, that we revere and pay homage to, in our own unique and beautiful way (#iconicsymbols):

Pagan symbols


#Mudras are a symbolic means of communication and self-expression via hand gestures, which have spiritual significance. In yoga practice, mudras are used to stimulate and guide breathing and energy flow.

Mudras - Hand gestures


#Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth and purity, representing good fortune, luck and beauty

Lakshmi - Hindu Goddess


#Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge. When Saraswati is playing the veena, this is symbolic of knowledge, creativity and harmony.

Saraswati - Hindu Goddess with Veena and Peacock


Peacocks and #peacock feathers are auspicious sacred symbols in the Hindu tradition, attracting good luck and prosperity.

Sacred Peacock


#Ganesha is the Hindu god of intellect, good luck and prosperity. He represents new beginnings, removing obstacles and learning, to strive for perfection in life.

Ganesha - Hindu Deity

Seated Buddha

#Buddha represents wisdom. An amulet or talisman worn or gifted provides guidance, protection and good luck. When seated, Buddha is symbolic of teaching, meditation and striving for enlightenment.

Seated Buddha

Happy Buddha

The happy or laughing Buddha is a very auspicious symbol of good fortune, joy and abundance. Particularly, rubbing his protruding belly is believed to bring good luck and favor. #laughingbuddha

Laughing or Happy Buddha

Sacred Heart

The sacred heart is not only a symbol of early Christianity, but also represents sacrifice, boundless love and compassion. #sacredheart

Sacred Heart


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