See Article History Number symbolism, cultural associations—including religious, philosophic, and aesthetic—with various numbers. Humanity has had a love-hate relationship with numbers from the earliest times.
History[ edit ] Origins of symbol[ edit ] Greek. In the 6th-5th century BC, the heart shape was used to represent the heart-shaped fruit of the plant Silphium a plant possibly used as a contraceptive  Many species in the parsley family have estrogenic properties, and some, such as wild carrotwere used to induce abortion.
The combination of the heart shape and its use within the heart metaphor developed at the end of the Middle Agesalthough the shape has been used in many ancient epigraphy monuments and texts. With possible early examples or direct predecessors in the 13th to 14th century, the familiar symbol of the heart representing love developed in the 15th century, and became popular in Europe during the 16th.
The geometric shape itself is found in much earlier sources, but in such instances does not depict a heart, but typically foliage: One possible early use in the 11th century could be found in the manuscript, Al-Maqamat written by Al Hariri of Basra.
The manuscript includes an illustration of a farewell greeting between two men while astride their camels, with the heart shape seen prominently over their heads. The heart here resembles a pine cone held "upside down", the point facing upwardin accord with medieval anatomical descriptions.
Moreover, the French title of the manuscript that features the miniature translates into "Novel Of The Pear" in English.
Thus the heart shaped object would be a pear; the conclusion that a pear represents a heart is dubious. Opinions therefore differ over this being the first depiction of a heart as symbol of romantic love.
This heart is also depicted in the pine cone shape based on anatomical descriptions of the day still held "upside down". The convention of showing the heart point upward switches in the late 14th century and becomes rare in the first half of the 15th century.
A slightly later example with a more pronounced dent is found in a manuscript from the Cistercian monastery in Brussels MS —70, fol v. Royal Library of Belgium.
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The convention of showing a dent at the base of the heart thus spread at about the same time as the convention of showing the heart with its point downward. It probably dates from Likewise, heart shapes can be seen on various stucco reliefs and wall panels excavated from the ruins of Ctesiphonthe Persian capital circa 90 BC — AD.
Luther wrote an explanation of the symbol to Lazarus Spengler: The heart symbol reached Japan with the Nanban trade of toas evidenced by an Edo period Samurai helmet dated c. This is one of two dedicatory pieces placed at the beginning of the older late 14th century corpus, probably to replace the original first fascicle, which is missing.
Also worth mentioning is the miniature on fol. The Luther roseprint after the design. Hearts suit in a s German deck of playing cards The Danish " Heart Book ", a heart-shaped manuscript of love ballads from the s. Augustine of Hippo holding a heart in his hand which is set alight by a ray emanating from divine Truth Veritaspainting by Philippe de Champaigneca.
Allegorical painting of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The central heart radiates hearts gathered up by Putti. By Robert la Longe, ca. Leaden heart of Raesfeld chapel funerary casket containing the heart of Christoph Otto von Velen, d.
The heart is both "heart shaped" and drawn anatomically correct, with both the aorta and the pulmonary artery visible, with the crucifix placed inside the aorta. Another anatomically correct Sacred Heart, painted in c. Since the s, the heart symbol has also been used as an ideogram indicating health outside of the video gaming context, e.Interpersonal Communication with Benefits - What is the appeal of electronic communications.
Why would people replace face-to-face conversations with such nonsense like communication through e-mails, text messaging, and social media. A symbol is a mark, sign or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship.
Symbols allow people to go beyond what is known or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different concepts and experiences.
All communication (and data processing) is achieved through the use of symbols. It was the genius of Carl Jung to discover in the "holy technique" of alchemy a parallel to the psychological individuation process. Alchemy: An Introduction To The Symbolism And The Psychology completely demystifies the subject.
The 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 romantic love..
The "wounded heart" indicating lovesickness came to be depicted as a heart symbol pierced with an arrow (Cupid's), or heart symbol "broken" in two or more pieces. Religious symbolism and iconography: Religious symbolism and iconography, respectively, the basic and often complex artistic forms and gestures used as a kind of key to convey religious concepts and the visual, auditory, and kinetic representations of religious ideas and events.
Symbolism and iconography have been utilized by all the. perception-space, perception war, and perception operations (perceived-effects)-based operations.