What does the Egg symbolize?

By December 22, 2016 Easterholidays, Skidos, Uncategorized

The egg is like the seed which is a symbol of the potential of life. Back in ancient times the egg was a symbol of the universe, of creation, and in some cultures, luck wealth, and health. In Jewish tradition it symbolises promise. In Christian tradition it is a metaphor for resurrection, immortality, and the trinity.

To most it symbolises birth, we at Skidos, see the egg as a symbol of hope of growth, knowledge and all the beautiful adventures of a new life. A life in its different stages of development, encompassing the magic and mystery of creation. The infinite thirst for knowledge of the unknown defined by a child’s natural curiosity.

We at Skidos, hope to positively impact all that the egg symbolises –  Growth, Life and thirst for knowledge. With this hope, we are happy to unveil our mascot – The Egg!
In the coming months, you will see its different avatars.

Read more about what the egg symbolises to different people in our world.

In Europe during pagan and Christian times, eggs symbolized life and resurrection, leading to the Easter tradition we have of giving and taking Easter Eggs to remind of Christ’s Resurrection.

In Germanic and Slavonic lands, people smeared their hoes with eggs in the hope of transferring the eggs’ fertility to the soil. 

In Iran, newlyweds present each other with eggs.

In seventeenth-century France, a bride broke an egg when entering her new home. 

Clearly, in these numerous and diverse cultures, the egg went beyond a mere food but as a compelling and significant symbol of fertility and the embodiment of life. 

In ancient Australia for example, the Aborigines placed strict taboos altogether on the consumption of emu eggs laid by their tribal totems, mindful of the sacred meaning they possessed.

The Hindu explanation of the beginning of the world saw it as a cosmic egg. First there was non-existence that became existent, and turned into an enormous egg, which incubated for a year and then split open, one part being silver and the other gold. The silver half formed the earth; the gold, the sky; the outer membrane, mountains; the inner, mist and clouds; the veins were rivers, and the fluid part of the egg was the ocean, and from all of these came in turn, the sun.

Furthermore, eggs were often used for divining purposes, enhancing their symbolism of life to life in the future.

The Chinese and some southern Asian tribal groups used chicken and duck eggs to divine the future; painting, boiling and then “reading” the patterns in their cracks. 

The egg is an awe-inspiring universal symbol interwoven by a panoply of symbolic, metaphorical and philosophical connotations through the ages.

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