To different religions and cultures, the Tree of Life symbols hang upside-down and stand right-side-up, have three cosmic zones, represent the elements and look like maypoles. A couple of very different religions incorporate the concept of a world savior in the design of the symbol.
Universal tree of life symbols depict a tree, assigning meaning to the trunk, branches, fruits, leaves and roots as various artists interpret them. World cultures use the tree of life to demonstrate the protection given by the divine and the earth-bound tree. Its branches reaching upward represent mankind's journey back to the source of the divine.