The circle of life is a symbolic representation of birth, survival and death. The idea of life as a circle or a wheel exists across multiple religions and philosophies. Some wheels or circles are considerably more comple... More »

Some examples of circles in real life are camera lenses, pizzas, tires, Ferris wheels, rings, steering wheels, cakes, pies, buttons and a satellite's orbit around the Earth. Circles are simply closed curves equidistant f... More »

A Zen circle is the symbol for enlightenment or circle of enlightenment, according to Japanese Zen Buddhism. It is referred to as enso, which means circle. Other meanings that are known to be applied to the Zen circle ar... More » World View Symbolism

A life cycle includes the various stages in the life of a living thing, including its birth, growth, aging and death. For instance, a butterfly's life cycle chart starts with an egg, moves on to a caterpillar, then a coc... More »

Water covers about 75 percent of the planet and since plants are absent from major water sources like oceans; the survival of virtually all marine life solely relies on algae. Algae form food from water and carbon dioxid... More »

According to an analysis on Cliffs Notes of "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman, the three main themes are a celebration of his own individuality, an appreciation of America and democracy, and an expression of universal th... More »

The PBS website offers a page titled The Life of Muhammad that provides a timeline of Muhammad's life from his birth in 570 to his death in June 632 with explanations of important milestones by year. The website addition... More » World View Religion Islam