Love has a protecting aspect to it. A shell conveys a “protective” impression due to its intrinsic shape and strong casing. The goddess Aphrodite (Venus) was thought to have risen from a froth carried to the coast by a scallop shell in both Roman and Greek mythology. The conch shell, Hindus thought, stirs up the … Read more


The apple fruit is associated with love, fertility, ecstasy, and abundance in Greek and Roman mythology. The apple had a significant role in ancient Greek courting and marital customs. Dionysus, the god of wine, gave Aphrodite apples to lure her love in Greek mythology. In Celtic custom, apple-bobbing was done in order to find one’s … Read more

Inverted Triangle

When viewed from a geometric perspective, the heart resembles an inverted triangle that functions as a receptacle for both giving and receiving love. A cryptic symbol of what is feminine or feminine strength is the inverted triangle. The inverted triangle is the center of the Chakra, which represents sexual potency in Hinduism. The inverted triangle … Read more

Sacred Heart

The heart represents truth and honesty. The “Sacred” Heart is associated with God’s love and saving grace in Roman Catholicism. The “heartache” of unrequited love is supposed to be symbolized as an arrow piercing the heart. Alchemists and those who worked with magic and the supernatural in the past employed heart symbols in chants, spells, … Read more


In Greek mythology, Eros (Greek) or Cupid (Roman) was the god of love. He was thought to be Aphrodite’s and Ares’ son. Eros’ iconography includes a bow and arrow, which is still evocative of love, passion, and desire today. Those who are struck by Cupid’s arrow are said to be overcome with uncontrollable desire. Cupid, … Read more