Greek Symbols

This page lists all the various symbols in the Greek Symbols category.

Greek alphabet letters and symbols are used as math and science symbols.

Symbols in this category:

Apple

One of the most symbolic of all fruits, apples have held a central place in the traditions of many different cultures.

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Aquarius

Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius.

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Aries

Aries /ˈɛəriːz/ (meaning "ram") is the first astrological sign in the Zodiac, spanning the first 30 degrees of celestial longitude (0°≤ λ <30º), which area the Sun transits, on average, between March 21 to April 20 each year.

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Bear

Even if they’ve never seen one in person, most people are probably familiar with the bear. In modern times, some of this familiarity doubtless comes from, shall we say “juvenile” sources; i.e. stuffed teddy bears, children’s literary characters and perhaps movies/nature documentaries. On the other hand, the human fascination with this animal is by no means a modern phenomenon. The symbolic importance of the bear is extremely widespread, encompassing the traditions of many different cultures over the course of thousands of years.

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Caduceus

The caduceus (☤; pron.: /kəˈdjuːsiːəs/ or /kəˈdjuːʃəs/; from Greek κηρύκειον kērukeion "herald's staff" ) is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology.

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Cancer

Cancer is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Cancer. It spans the 90-120th degree of the zodiac, between 90 and 125.25 degree of celestial longitude, which the Sun transits this area on average between June 22 to July 22 each year.

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Capricorn

Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Capricornus. It spans the 270-300th degree of the zodiac, between 270 and 305.25 degree of celestial longitude. In astrology, Capricorn is considered an introvert sign, an earth sign, and one of the four cardinal signs. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn. In the Tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area of the zodiac from December 22 to January 20 each year.

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Chi Rho

The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram, and is used by some Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters chi and rho (ΧΡ) of the Greek word "ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ" =Christ in such a way to produce the monogram. Although not technically a Christian cross, the Chi-Rho invokes the crucifixion of Jesus, as well as symbolizing his status as the Christ.

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Coral

Found primarily in warm and/or tropical waters, coral presents a somewhat enigmatic facade that nonetheless carries multiple symbolic meanings.

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Dove

With its pure white feathers, softly rounded body and gentle demeanor, the dove is one of the most ubiquitous symbols of peace, innocence and purity. On the other hand, the dove’s symbolism is considerably more complex than notions such as these, and in some cases those complexities can prove quite surprising.

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Gemini

Gemini (Gem-en-i.e.) is the third astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. In astrology, Gemini is considered a "masculine", positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered an air sign, and is one of four mutable signs.

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Leo

Leo is a astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It spans the 120-150th degree of the Tropical zodiac, between 125.25 and 152.75 degree of celestial longitude, which the Sun transits this area on average between July 23 to August 22 each year.

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Libra

Libra is one of the twelve astrological signs in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Libra. It spans the 180-210th degree of the zodiac, between 180 and 207.25 degree of celestial longitude, which the Sun transits this area on average between (northern autumnal equinox) September 23 to October 22 each year.

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Oak

In many parts of ancient Europe, the Oak tree was a revered symbol. Besides the tree itself, individual components such as acorns and leaves held their own unique significance, and oaks were also associated with numerous deities.

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Olive

Olives are one of the most ubiquitous crops of the Mediterranean region, having been cultivated there for at least five thousand years. Not only were they a major staple of local diets, but also highly symbolic to the peoples and cultures living in the area. This article will address not just the fruit itself, but the oil produced from it and the tree from which it grows, since the symbolism of all three are interconnected.

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Omphalos

An omphalos (ὀμφαλός) is a religious stone artifact, or baetylus.

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Pi

The number pi (symbol: π) /paɪ/ is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, and is approximately equal to 3.14159.

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Pisces

Pisces (pron.: /ˈpaɪsiːz/, pis'eez; Ancient Greek: Ἰχθύες, "Ikhthues") is the twelfth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the Pisces constellation. It spans the 330° to 360° of the zodiac, between 332.75° and 360° of celestial longitude, which in the Tropical zodiac the Sun transits this area on average between February 18 to March 20 each year.

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Pomegranate

The pomegranate is a fruit with a very long history, both as a culinary staple and as a cultural symbol.

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Rod of Asclepius

In Greek mythology, the Rod of Asclepius (⚕; sometimes also spelled Asklepios or Aesculapius), also known as the asklepian, is a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine.

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Sagittarius

Sagittarius (Greek: Τοξότης, "Toxotes", Latin: "Sagittarius") is the ninth astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius. It spans the 240-270th degree of the zodiac, between 234.75 and 270 degree of celestial longitude, which the Sun transits on average between November 23 to December 20 each year.

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Scorpio

Scorpio (Greek: Σκορπιός, "Skorpios", Latin: "Scorpio") is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 210-240th degree of the zodiac, between 207.25 and 234.75 degree of celestial longitude, an area which the Sun transits on average between October 23 and November 22 each year, linked to the constellation Scorpius.

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Staff

The exact meaning of this symbol is somewhat convoluted, but variations of it have been designated as the "staff" of a number of ancient deities.

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Staff (alternate)

The exact meaning of this symbol is somewhat convoluted, but variations of it have been designated as the "staff" of a number of ancient deities.

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Stag

When it comes to symbolic meaning, the stag can be distinctly different from the “deer”, so in this article we will only be addressing the former. While there are some general connotations to the stag that are fairly easy to understand, there are also innumerable cultural associations that follow in the tracks of this animal, wherever it happens to reside.

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Taurus

Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 30-60th degree of the zodiac, between 27.25 and 54.75 degree of celestial longitude, which the Sun transits this area on average between April 21 to May 22 each year.

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Virgo

Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 150-180th degree of the zodiac, between 152.75 and 180 degree of celestial longitude, which the Tropical zodiac the Sun transits this area on average between August 23 to September 22 each year. Virgo is also part of the 12 zodiac signs.

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Wheat

Perhaps more than any other grain, wheat has established a reputation as both a culinary staple and a cultural symbol. It has been cultivated since the very beginning of human history and today is one of the most widely grown crops on the face of the earth.

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