A crown of laurels is a wreath or garland of laurel leaves worn in ancient Greek and Roman times as a symbol of victory or status. The laurel tree was sacred to the god Apollo, and a wreath of laurel leaves was given as ... More »

A laurel wreath represents victory. This symbolism originated in ancient Greek mythology. Though a sprig of laurel is imprinted upon modern-day Olympic Games medals, the significance of laurel began during the Pythian Ga... More »

Some notable Celtic symbols are the Irish harp, indicating the soul's eternal life, the shamrock, indicating luck and the claddagh, a symbol combining a heart, crown and hands to represent love, loyalty and friendship, r... More » World View Social Sciences Cultures & Traditions
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