Traditions & languages both change quite a bit over time, and typically most forget they were ever once the same.
Symbols are a completely different story, because symbols rarely change. I've gathered various symbols from different cultures, faiths & times. Notice in the photo, all the symbols look the same?
Each symbol is marked in the photograph:
Begin top left & moving to the right: earliest Christian cross & to the right is the Pagan or Wiccan cross. 2nd row begin at the left, a Muslim talisman displaying the 99 names of Allah, to the right is an ancient coin from the Buddhist time. Bottom row on left is Odin's cross aka solar cross found on every continant for thousands of years 1400 BCE. to the right a ancient roman coin circa 425AD. To the right is a Jewish menorah with a cross. The next symbol is the Native American medicine wheel which is the center of their spiritual faith. The symbol located above that is a large white cross with the earth, as this is the scientific symbol representing planet earth.
The horizontal line represents matter, vertical line represents spirit. Where these two lines cross represents the entire planet earth, the place where spirit and matter meet in the very center of our own hearts.
This cross was used globally, across many thousands of years, cultures & religions. All represent a common meaning, a written symbol for the creator.
This ancient symbol also represents a global unity.
Written by: Jennifer Kruse, LMT cRMT