SYMBOLS Stories of cultural life.


Laurel leaves are above all a symbol of eternal glory, of special achievement, success and triumph. It has long been a symbol of victory (Laurel wreaths were given to the winner in the Pythian games).  

In fact, being presented with a laurel crown represents victory (in Ancient Greece, wreaths of laurel leaves were used to crown winners of athletic competitions in the ancient Olympic Games).  

Together with a masonic sign, the symbol of the laurel can mean the hopeful expectation of success in the search for the True Word.  

In the Bible, it is also an emblem of prosperity and fame. In Christianity, it can symbolize the resurrection of Christ and the triumph of humanity. In some cultures, laurel branches are substituted with palm branches to remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday).     The laurel is also seen as a symbol of peace: a victory that signals the end to a conflict or competition.


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