Baby Shower / New Baby > Symbols
Clothes are often used as a symbol of the very essence of the human being.
Turtles embody the earth's energy and are a symbol of patience, good health and long life. They are attributed curative powers and will ensure that pregnant women have an easy pregnancy and delivery.
Air symbolises the spirit and the wind represents intangible vitality.
The egg symbolises creation: the beginning of life itself or the beginning of a new period of life.
The Chinese present a red hard-boiled egg as a symbol of congratulations when a baby is born. The egg's "eyes" is said to watch over the child.
It is a Persian custom to give one another eggs on New Year's Day.
Sage is regarded as the herb of immortality, ensuring a long and healthy life.
Also known as the "horn of plenty", spilling over with grains, vegetables and fruits, symbolizes a bountiful harvest. Ancient Romans used a large sea shell filled with fruit to symbolize the abundance of life's material goods.
A metal so strong that it can only be shaped by fire, iron is known as the universal weapon against evil spirits.
Folklore claims that placing a piece of iron at the threshold or under the bed will safeguard the home.
Native Americans used rattles to keep away evil spirits.
Rattles were used by Shamans to allow direct communication with the spirits and to enhance powers of healing and the vision of the future, inviting good fortune and asking for protection from evil.
The griffin is a symbol of strength: the head and wings represent the vigilance and watchfulness of the eagle, while the body symbolizes the lion's strength.
In medieval times, the shell symbolized a pilgrimage.
In China, a shell represents a prosperous journey.
Biblical angels are the messengers between God and the world; they are the bearers of good tidings to the soul.
Angels symbolize protection (guardian angels) and guidance.