The History of Evil Symbols Essay by dcunited

The History of Evil Symbols
A study of various common symbols with evil connotations.
# 8121 | 1,850 words | 8 sources | APA | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 05, 2003 in Anthropology (Cultural) , History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (General)

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This paper explores the origins of evil symbols including the pentagram, the eye (the evil eye, the third eye), the horns, the cross, the ankh, the number "6" and the snake. It investigates the reason why these common symbols have become associated with evil in today's society. The paper includes many high quality images of the symbols.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The History of Evil Symbols
The Eye, The Evil Eye, The Third Eye
The Cross
The Snake, The Serpent

From the Paper:

"There are many symbols commonly found in art, architecture, and literature which are associated with evil. These symbols have come to denote evil or are used to add evil meaning to otherwise ordinary things, yet the true origin of such symbols is historically not linked to evil at all."

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