Every day we come across so many symbols that many times we don’t even realize their existence. Signs, logos, and symbols are here to make our life easier. Their purpose of being a universal language to convey a message is very ancient. But there are loads of symbols whose meaning we don’t know. Every symbol has some story behind it. Here are few everyday symbols whose meaning or origin we don’t know:
The shape of three stripes in Adidas stands for mountains. This logo was created by Peter Moore. These stripes represent challenges that one will face in life and stands for never giving up at any point in your life.
Sony Vaio basically has to be broken down into two parts that in fact have different meanings. The symbolic sign of Va stands for a sine wave that represents the basic analog signal while I & O stand for symbolic digital signals in binary code.
- The Jesus Fish
This symbol has been used and seen everywhere from advertising boards to car stickers. This iconic fish symbol means a lot from the Christian community. Early Christians used this sticker because in Greek each letter translated to “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior”. However, the symbol has other meaning too. It has been traced back to Pagan traditions where it was known as Vesica Pisces and stood for fertility i.e. feminine energy.
- Female and Male Symbols
These symbols have been popularized by daily horoscopes. But not everyone knows that these symbols can be traced back to the ancients who after much observation of planets found that there is a relation between all heavenly bodies. The male sign is astronomical sign for Mars while the female sign represents Venus. The original male symbol had other symbols within it that represented warrior while the female symbol represented mirror or necklace.
The small symbol that represents Bluetooth is basically a bind-rune i.e. merging two runes together forms it. According to the mythology, runes are ancient Norse letters and the Bluetooth symbol is made after combining Nordic runes of Letter H and Letter B. These are initials of early Danish king namely Harald Bluetooth after whom Bluetooth was named.
- The Pause Symbol
This one is one of the most used symbols in our daily life. However, this is one of the oldest linguistic tools and has been traced back to very influential poetic tradition. In the olden Greek times, the double line or caesura indicated the pause or silence between the musical notes. Ever since then, this symbol has been used everywhere.
- Biohazard Symbol
The biohazard symbol is nowadays widely used as a tattoo and basically gives warning of danger. However, the creators of this symbol didn’t really have any hidden agenda to communicate via this symbol. Since there is no copyright of this symbol, it is widely used on clothes and video games. Some from LGBT community also get it tattooed to symbolize that they have HIV or AIDS.