Miscellaneous

This page lists all the various symbols in the Miscellaneous category.

Symbols without any special category attribution but that are widely used worldwide.

Symbols in this category:

Asexual Symbol

Asexuality (or nonsexuality) is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone or low or absent interest in sexual activity.

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AVEN triangle

The AVEN triangle representing asexuality.

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Bamboo

One of the most ubiquitous symbols of eastern Asia, bamboo is a plant with many meanings and, in modern-day industry and manufacturing, a plant with many practical uses.

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Baphomet

Upon first glance, this image seems like the quintessential portrait of the devil. It certainly has demonic symbolism attached to it, but the history of Baphomet and how the name became associated with the image is far more complex than many people realize.

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Beatles logo

The Beatles logo was based on an impromptu sketch by instrument retailer and designer Ivor Arbiter.

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Blue

The symbolism of the color blue.

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Blue circle for Diabetes

The blue circle is used to represent diabetes awareness.

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Cornicello or Cornetto

A cornicello or cornetto, Italian for "little horn" or "hornlet", is an amulet worn to protect against the evil eye. In the Southern Italian Dialects, it is called cuornuciello or variants thereof.

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Dagger

A dagger, or obelisk, U+2020 † dagger (HTML: † †), is a typographical symbol or glyph. The term "obelisk" derives from Greek ὀβελίσκος (obeliskos), which means "little obelus"; from Ancient Greek: ὀβελός (obelos) meaning "roasting spit". It was originally represented by the ÷ symbol and was first used by the Ancient Greek scholars as critical marks in manuscripts.

A double dagger or diesis, U+2021 ‡ double dagger (HTML: ‡ ‡), is a variant with two handles.

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Darwin Fish

The Darwin fish is an ichthys symbol with "evolved" legs and feet attached and often with the word Darwin inside (like the ΙΧΘΥΣ or Jesus found in some Christian versions). It symbolizes the scientific theory of evolution, for which Charles Darwin laid the foundation, in contrast with Creationism, which is often associated with Christianity. The Darwin fish bears a stylized resemblance to Ichthyostega, which is a major example of a transitional fossil. Related to the Darwin fish is a fish with legs, the word 'evolve', and a hand that is holding a wrench.

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Five-pointed star

A five-pointed star (☆) is a common ideogram used throughout the world. If the colinear edges are joined together a pentagram is produced.

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Fleur-de-lis

The fleur-de-lis or fleur-de-lys (plural: fleurs-de-lis) is a stylized lily (in French, fleur means flower, and lis means lily) or iris that is used as a decorative design or symbol. It may be "at one and the same time, religious, political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic, and symbolic", especially in French heraldry. It is represented in Unicode at U+269C (⚜) in the Miscellaneous Symbols block.

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Green

The symbolism of the color green.

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Hammer and Pick

The hammer and pick, rarely referred to as hammer and chisel, is a symbol of mining, often used in heraldry. It can indicate mining, mines (especially on maps or in cartography), or miners, and is also borne as a charge in the coats of arms of mining towns.

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Heart symbol

The heart symbol or "heart shape" (♥) is an ideograph used to express the idea of the "heart" in its metaphorical or symbolic sense as the center of emotion, including affection and love, especially (but not exclusively) romantic love.

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Heterosexual symbol

Heterosexual symbolism dates back to the earliest artifacts of humanity, with ritual fertility carvings and primitive rock art.

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Illuminati Brand: Air

One of four elemental brands used by the secret organization known as the Illuminati.

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Illuminati Brand: Earth

One of four elemental brands used by the secret organization known as the Illuminati.

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Illuminati Brand: Fire

One of four elemental brands used by the secret organization known as the Illuminati.

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Illuminati Brand: Water

One of four elemental brands used by the secret organization known as the Illuminati.

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International Symbol of Access

The International Symbol of Access (ISA), also known as the (International) Wheelchair Symbol, consists of a blue square overlaid in white with a stylized image of a person using a wheelchair. It is maintained as an international standard, ISO 7001, and a copyrighted image of the International Commission on Technology and Accessibility (ICTA), a committee of Rehabilitation International. It was designed by Susanne Koefoed in 1968. The design was modified by Karl Montan. Taking the original copy of the design, he added a circle to the top of the seated figure, thus giving it a head.

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Labrys

Labrys (λάβρυς in Greek, lábrys) is the term for a symmetrical doubleheaded axe originally from Crete in Greece, one of the oldest symbols of Greek civilization; to the Romans, it was known as a bipennis.

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Lauburu

The lauburu or Basque cross has four comma-shaped heads. It can be constructed with a compass and straightedge, beginning with the formation of a square template; each head can be drawn from a neighboring vertex of this template with two compass settings, with one radius half the length of the other.

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Lozenge

A lozenge (◊), often referred to as a diamond, is a form of rhombus. The definition of lozenge is not strictly fixed, and it is sometimes used simply as a synonym (from the French losange) for rhombus. Most often, though, lozenge refers to a thin rhombus—a rhombus with acute angles of 45°. The lozenge shape is often used in parquetry and as decoration on ceramics, silverware and textiles. It also features in heraldry and playing cards.

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Manaia

Often worn as a pendant, the manaia is an important cultural symbol for the Maori people of New Zealand.

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Mjolnir

In Norse mythology, Mjolnir is the hammer of Thor, the Norse god of thunder. Distinctively shaped, Mj

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Paralympic Symbol

The symbol of the Paralympic Games is composed of three "agitos", colored red, blue, and green, encircling a single point, on a white field.

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Píča

Píča (Czech pronunciation: [piːtʃa]), sometimes short piča or pyča [pɪtʃa], is a Czech and Slovak profanity that refers to the vagina.

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Red

The symbolism of the color red.

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Saint John's Arms

Saint John's Arms, a.k.a Cross of St John and Viking magic ideogram, used today in cartography and as traffic sign for ancient remains.

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Section sign

The section sign (Unicode U+00A7 § section sign, HTML §, TeX \S) is a typographical character used mainly to refer to a particular section of a document, such as a legal code. It is also called "double S", "hurricane", "sectional symbol", "the legal doughnut".

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Sign of the horns

The sign of the horns is a hand gesture with a variety of meanings and uses in various cultures. It is most commonly used in Italy and the Mediterranean either for superstitious purposes or as an offensive gesture. It is formed by extending the index and little fingers while holding the middle and ring fingers down with the thumb.

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Soyombo symbol

The Soyombo symbol is a special character out of the Mongolian Soyombo script that was invented by Zanabazar in 1686. It serves as a national symbol of Mongolia, to be found on the Flag of Mongolia, the Coat of arms of Mongolia, and on many other official documents.

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Square and Compasses

The Square and Compasses (or, more correctly, a square and a set of compasses joined together) is the single most identifiable symbol of Freemasonry. Both the square and compasses are architect's tools and are used in Masonic ritual as emblems to teach symbolic lessons.

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Starburst Symbol

A starburst is graphic design or typographical element that resembles diverging rays of light, or consists of a star-like image with rays emanating from it.

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Superman Shield

The Superman shield, also known as the Superman logo, is the iconic emblem for the fictional DC Comics superhero Superman. As a representation of one of the first superheros, it served as a template for character design decades after Superman's first appearance. The tradition of wearing a representative symbol on the chest was mimicked by many subsequent superheroes, including Batman, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Green Lantern, the Flash, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, and many others.

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Symbol of Chaos

The Symbol of Chaos originates from Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion stories. In them, the Symbol of Chaos comprises eight arrows in a radial pattern. In contrast, the symbol of Law is a single upright arrow. It is also called the Arms of Chaos, the Arrows of Chaos, the Chaos Star, the Chaos Cross, or the Symbol of Eight.

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Symbol of Hospitality

The pineapple has been considered a symbol of hospitality for centuries.

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The Olympic Symbol

The Olympic symbols are icons, flags and symbols used by the International Olympic Committee to promote the Olympic Games. Some - such as the flame, fanfare, and theme - are more common during Olympic competition, but others, such as the flag, can be seen throughout the year.

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The Owl Symbol

In modern West culture owls are generally associates with wisdom.

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The Square and Compasses Symbol

The Square and Compasses (or, more correctly, a square and a set of compasses joined together) is the single most identifiable symbol of Freemasonry.

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Thumbs Up

A thumbs-up or thumbs-down is a common hand gesture achieved by a closed fist held with the thumb extended upward or downward in approval or disapproval, respectively.

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Tilde

The tilde (/ˈtɪldə/, /ˈtɪldi/; ˜ or ~ or "Squiggly" ) is a grapheme with several uses. The name of the character comes from Portuguese and Spanish, from the Latin titulus meaning "title" or "superscription", though the term "tilde" has evolved and now has a different meaning in linguistics. Some may refer to it as a "flourish".

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V sign

The V sign (U+270C ✌ victory hand in Unicode) is a hand gesture in which the index and middle fingers are raised and parted, while the other fingers are clenched. It has various meanings, depending on the cultural context and how it is presented. It is most commonly used to represent the letter "V" as in "victory," especially by Allied troops during World War II. It is also used by people of the United Kingdom and related cultures as an offensive gesture (when displayed with the palm inward); and by many others simply to signal the number 2. Since the 1960s, when the "V sign" was widely adopted by the counterculture movement, it has come to be used as a symbol of peace (usually with palm outward).

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White Rose of York

The White Rose of York (also called the Rose alba or rose argent), a white heraldic rose, is the symbol of the House of York and has since been adopted as a symbol of Yorkshire as a whole.

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