She is known to us chiefly through two myths, both symbolizing the change of seasons, but intended also to illustrate certain doctrines developed in the temple-schools of Babylonia.
Nippur continued to be a sacred city after it ceased to have any considerable political importance, while in addition the rise of the doctrine of a triad of gods symbolizing the three divisions - heavens, earth and water - assured to Bel, to whom the earth was assigned as his province, his place in the religious system.
It apparently underlies the symbolizing of Christ as a fish in the art of the catacombs, and.
Symbolism can be applied to different things, from the simplest things, such as letters symbolizing sounds to the complexity of the Symbolist movement in art.
(4) doms of Upper and Lower Egypt, to be read stni, " butcher(?)" and byti, " beekeeper(?)" The personal name of the king followed (4), and was enclosed in a cartouche OI apparently symbolizing the circuit of the sun which alone bounded the king's rule.
One theory is that it is a relic of the early Christian church, symbolizing the battle of life and the triumph of good over evil.
It would seem from this that the grouping of the divine powers recognized in the universe into a triad symbolizing the three divisions, heavens, earth and the watery deep, was a process of thought which had taken place before the third millennium.
Around the foot of the obelisk (besides an heroic statue of Lincoln) are four groups of figures in bronze, symbolizing the army and navy of the United States.
In an age when, with the evolution of the feudal organization cf society, even everyday costume was becoming a uniform, symbolizing in material and colour the exact status of the wearer, it was natural that in the parallel organization of the Church the official vestments should undergo a similar process of differentiation and definition.
The taurobolium was probably a sacred drama symbolizing the relations of the Mother and Attis (q.v.).
placing a small portion of the consecrated bread into the chalice symbolizing the reunion of Christ's body and soul at the resurrection.
symbolizing, "a vain crowd of contrary and warring opinions"; and again9 as "vain people"; both phrases being based on a mistaken etymology of the name Balaam.
The Fourth Gospel is the noblest instance of this kind of literature, of which the truth depends not on the factual accuracy of the symbolizing appearances but on the truth of the ideas and experiences thus symbolized.
The "Marriage of the Adriatic," or more correctly "of the sea" (Sposalizio del Mar) was a ceremony symbolizing the maritime dominion of Venice.
The insignia (pontificalia or pontificals) of the Roman Catholic bishop are (I) a ring with a jewel, symbolizing fidelity to the church, (2) the pastoral staff, (3) the pectoral cross, (4) the vestments, consisting of the caligae, stockings and sandals, the tunicle, and purple gloves, (5) the mitre, symbol of the royal priesthood, (6) the throne (cathedra), surmounted by a baldachin or canopy, on the gospel side of the choir in the cathedral church.
The Osirian legend, as we have already seen, was early accepted as symbolizing the conflict between good and evil.
on the 7th of June 1671, a ceremony by way of symbolizing the new autocrat's humble submission to the Almighty, the officiating bishop of Zealand delivered an oration in which he declared that the king was God's immediate creation, His vicegerent on earth, and that it was the bounden duty of all good subjects to serve and honour the celestial majesty as represented by the king's terrestrial majesty.
Durandus, in his Rationale, interprets the wax as the body of Christ, the wick as his soul, the flame as his divine nature; and the consuming candle as symbolizing his passion and death.
When only the central one is left it is taken clown and carried behind the altar, thus symbolizing the 1 All three conceptions are brought out in the prayers for the blessing of candles on the Feast of the Purification of the B.V.M.
That Python was no fearful monster, symbolizing the darkness of winter which is scattered by the advent of spring, is shown by the fact that Apollo was considered to have been guilty of murder in slaying it, and compelled to wander for a term of years and expiate his crime by servitude and purification.
In this process the older Bel was deliberately set aside, and the climax was reached when the conquest of the monster Tiamat, symbolizing the chaos prevailing in primeval days, was ascribed to Marduk instead of, as in the older form of the epic, to Bel.
The capture of the Bastille was hailed throughout Europe as' symbolizing the fall of absolute monarchy, and the victory of the insurgents had momentous consequences.
Universal organizing action produces the forms of intercourse, and universal symbolizing action produces the various forms of science; individual organizing action yields the forms of property and individual symbolizing action the various representations of feeling, all these constituting the relations, the productive spheres, or the social conditions of moral action.
From the earliest times the star-groups known as constellations, the smaller groups (parts of constellations) known as asterisms, and also individual stars, have received names connoting some meteorological phenomena, or symbolizing religious or mythological beliefs.
Save the Whale was a rallying cry for the 80s, symbolizing a realization of the damage humans were inflicting on the planet.
endearing touches such as the nesting bird symbolizing new life as the stone is being rolled away from the tomb.
The bride's father will then tie part of the patka to the bride's headpiece, the knot symbolizing the couple's unity.
matchless spectacle unfailingly enthralls, symbolizing the Scotland that everyone holds dear in their heart.
reputed to contain a set of burnt bails symbolizing " the ashes of English cricket " .
The grid symbolizing the roots is open, and contrasts both with the apparent solidity of the sun and with its differing geometry.
symbolizeted the people in the dais to light a lamp - thus symbolizing the beginning of the workshop.
symbolizeolding a book in his right hand with an owl on top, clearly symbolizing wisdom.
symbolizeds of people, including the families of victims, wore black or yellow ribbons, symbolizing mourning and hope.
typifyunmistakable unbroken knotwork symbolizing eternal life typifies the ancient Celtic artists and craftsmanship that dates back well over 2000 years.
unbroken knotwork symbolizing eternal life typifies the ancient Celtic artists and craftsmanship that dates back well over 2000 years.
unmistakable unbroken knotwork symbolizing eternal life typifies the ancient Celtic artists and craftsmanship that dates back well over 2000 years.
Stracke (1817-1891), symbolizing Alcmaria victrix, to commemorate the siege by the Spaniards in 1573.
It was an act symbolizing moral purification (cf.
24); in John they make four parts of them and cast lots concerning His seamless tunic, thus fulfilling the text, " They divided My garments among them and upon My vesture they cast lots ": the parallelism of Hebrew poetry, which twice describes one fact, being taken as witnessing to two, and the tunic doubtless symbolizing the unity of the Church, as in Philo the high priest's seamless robe symbolizes the indivisible unity of the universe, expressive of the Logos (De ebrietate, xxi.).
The urn is reputed to contain a set of burnt bails symbolizing " the ashes of English cricket ".
He invited the people in the dais to light a lamp - thus symbolizing the beginning of the workshop.
He is holding a book in his right hand with an owl on top, clearly symbolizing wisdom.
Thousands of people, including the families of victims, wore black or yellow ribbons, symbolizing mourning and hope.
The painting was interpreted as symbolizing Britain 's undefended coastline and her perilous, sheep-like disregard for the threat of invasion by Napoleon.
The unmistakable unbroken knotwork symbolizing eternal life typifies the ancient Celtic artists and craftsmanship that dates back well over 2000 years.
Baptismal cross - has eight points symbolizing regeneration.
The chopsticks can be tied together with silk or satin ribbons or red string, symbolizing good luck.
Public areas are tastefully punctuated with flowers symbolizing Holland's connection to the floral industry as well as Indonesian accents representing the country's former colony.
Guitar tabs are a method of symbolizing the notes on a guitar and where they should be played in the context of a song or piece of music.
It features a heart, symbolizing love, surmounted by a crown, symbolizing loyalty, and held by two hands, which symbolize friendship.
The monkey is one of the twelve Chinese zodiac birth signs, symbolizing cleverness and versatility.
Abstinence rings are a popular choice for symbolizing a commitment to abstain from sex.
The Chinese saw the moon as representing the Yin or feminine principle of Yin and Yang, symbolizing purity and kindness.
Western European Judeo-Christian traditions associate the Virgin Mary with the new moon, symbolizing peace and purity.
However, in the Chinese theory of the five elements, they represent the transformations and changes that constantly take place in the universe symbolizing the energy of the activities each element represents.
Heart shaped diamond engagement rings are not only an elegant option for symbolizing a couple's impending union, but their romantic shape is both unusual and instantly recognizable.
This allows couples to choose wedding bands that are just as rich and stunning as the engagement ring, therefore symbolizing the strong and beautiful commitment the couple shares.
With the proper ring design and personal commitment to its ideals, a religious promise - and the ring symbolizing it - is one that can be stylish and stunning.
During his long years of enslavement, he never forgot his sweetheart and as he longed for her, he made a ring symbolizing his love for her.
Three Stone Engagement Rings: Three diamonds of relatively equal size are perfect for symbolizing a couple's past, present, and future in this popular type of engagement ring.
Pick a ring that features the birthstones of you and your spouse or the stone symbolizing the month of your wedding.
In this hugely popular series, Harry has been able to defeat Lord Voldemort (so far) symbolizing the triumph of good over evil.
Sacred Heart tattoos are just one means of symbolizing a belief in the Christian faith.
This cross, sometimes called the Jerusalem cross, is made up of five different crosses, each symbolizing one of Christ's wounds during crucifixion.
Their belts were a simple woolen cord, symbolizing chastity.
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