Alchemical Symbols

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

Alchemical symbols, originally devised as part of alchemy, were used to denote some elements and some compounds until the 18th century. Note that while notation like this was mostly standardized, style and symbol varied between alchemists, so this page lists the most common.

Symbols in this category:

Gold?

It's possible that this is an alchemical sign for gold, but the evidence for such a claim is not entirely solid.

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Gravel

A common alchemical sign for gravel or sand.

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Hepar calcis (alchemy)

An 18th century symbol for hepar calcis, more commonly known today as calcium sulfide (chemical symbol- CaS).

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Hepar magnesiae (alchemy)

An 18th century chemical symbol representing hepar magnesiae, "hepar" being Latin for 'liver'.

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Hepar terraepond (alchemy)

An 18th century chemical symbol representing hepar terraepond, "hepar" being Latin for 'liver'.

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Honey Sign

Alchemic symbol for honey, one of many others that were in use.

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Honey sign (alternate #1)

One of the alchemists' signs for honey.

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Honey sign (alternate #2)

This is one of the alchemists' signs for honey.

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Honey sign (alternate #3)

This sign is said to be one of the alchemists' signs for honey.

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Honey sign (alternate #4)

One of the alchemists' signs for honey.

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Horse dung (alchemy)

A symbol used by alchemists to represent horse dung.

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Horse dung (alternate)

A symbol used by alchemists to represent horse dung.

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Hot fire (alchemy)

A sign used in alchemy to represent a particularly intense flame.

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Hot fire (alternate)

A sign used in alchemy to represent a particularly intense flame.

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Hot water (alchemy)

An alchemical symbol indicating hot or warm water.

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