Tag: archetypes


An introduction to the themes


Some images, themes and symbols keep popping up in artwork, dreams, and even religions. Take for example the hero that fights a beast. Knight slays dragon. Or look around for fertility goddesses like Isis or Madonna. Symbols for the sun such as the Celtic cross, the swastika, sun disks, sun rays, and so on are known in nearly all cultures. Myths from all over the world often tell about the creation, a paradise lost, a deluge, heroes, and so on. Such basic themes or symbols are like templates or schemes and maybe they are encoded into our brains and stored in our genes.