Prehistoric Symbols/Motifs

The definition of a motif is a design or figure that has reoccurring shapes or colors. A symbol is an idea, abstraction, or concept which has acquired a conventional significance. The two intertwine throughout history and influence each other.

The most common prehistoric motif is nature. Therefore, most symbols of the time consist of a naturalistic theme.

The circle: represents the sun, moon, energy, eternity, and magic.
The spiral: represents rain, prosperity and fertility.
The swastika: represents change of seasons, the giving or destruction of life.
The animal form: represent the spirit of animals or their hunters.

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