Peace Symbols

Peace Symbols  
Peace Symbols include Doves and Olive Branch as well as the familiar CND logo ☮ , Victory Hand signal ✌, White Poppy and Broken Rifle

A useful guide to Peace Symbols. Discover facts and information on:

  • World Peace Symbols
  • Chinese Peace Symbols
  • Buddhist Peace Symbol
  • Doves as a symbol of Peace
  • Why do Hippies use the peace symbol?



Peace Symbols - Meaning and Definition
Peace can be defined as a state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; repose. There are many symbols used to represent peace, the oldest of these being the olive branch and the dove. Early Christians used images of Doves carrying olive branches in their beaks to symbolise peace.

Chinese Peace Symbols
The Chinese symbol for peace is shown in the image on the right and is made up of two letters from the Chinese alphabet.
Chinese Peace Symbol

World Peace Symbols
The most widely used symbol of world peace is the Dove. It is mentioned in the bible returning to Noah's ark carrying an olive branch in its beak symbolising peace between god and mankind. Other symbols of world peace include the CND symbol and the olive branch. The ancient Greeks believed that the Olive tree had the ability to drive away evil spirits and so adopted it as a symbol of peace.

Peace Symbols on the Keyboard
To enter the universal peace sign on the computer, simply copy the following symbol  ☮ or use the HTML code for the ☮ sign is ☮ To enter the victory hand symbol ✌use the HTML code ✌

Buddhist Peace Symbol
Buddhism was founded over 2.500 years ago by Siddhartha Gautama. It is a belief which is centered around compassion, non-violence and charity and its ultimate goal is enlightenment. Important religious symbols in the Buddhist faith include the Wheel of Law, Prayer Wheel and the 'Sanga' or monastic order. There are many symbols of peace which are important to followers of the Buddhist faith, they include the Wheel of Law, Prayer Wheel and Buddha's footprint which is comprised of many individual peace symbols.

Peace Symbol - Doves
A pair of white doves is a symbol of love, innocence and fidelity. Often a pair of doves are released by a newly married couple as a sign of their commitment, love and fidelity to each other. In Christianity, the dove is a symbol of the holy spirit (holy ghost), and represents the soul. The Dove is also symbolic of love and in Japan, a dove carrying a sword is symbolic of the end of war.

Peace Symbol - Hippies
Hippies were a youth movement from the 1960's and their ethos included communal living and harmony with nature. The  ☮ peace symbol was adopted by the Hippies as well as the victory hand symbol ✌.

Fact 1: A pair of White Doves are symbolic of peace

Fact 2: In Buddhism, Nirvana is the peaceful state reached when Buddha became enlightened. It is the perfect balance of knowledge, peace and truth

Fact 3: The colour white symbolizes peace

Fact 4: White Flags are symbols of peace and honesty

Fact 5: The phrase "to hold one's peace" is used to describe a person who is silent or who has refrained from speaking

Fact 6: The phrase "To make one's peace with" is used to describe a person who has reconciled with another

Fact 7: The term "peace offering" is used to describe a gift or service offered as satisfaction to an offended person

Fact 8: Pablo Picasso created his famous Dove picture in 1949, it was widely used in the post war period to symbolise peace

Fact 9: The antonym for peace is war

Fact 10: The CND peace sign was designed using the semaphore signals for letters D and N

Fact 11: The V sign for victory was first used by Winston Churchill who was the UK prime minister during the second world war

Fact 12: Pablo Picasso named his daughter born in April 1949, Paloma which is the Spanish word for peace

Fact 13: Placing your hands in the praying position is a symbol of peace in many cultures, in Indian for example the gesture is known as 'namaste'

Fact 14: Handshakes are a peace symbol! Shaking hands to settle a disagreement or make a promise is legally binding in some cultures

Fact 15: In Japan, eternal flames burn at many temples together with senbazuru or paper (origami) cranes so worshippers and visitors can pray for world peace

Fact 16:  Eirene was the Greek goddess of peace

Peace Symbol - Dream Definition
Dreaming of peace and tranquillity indicates an end or a resolution to an emotional issue or inner conflict. It may signal and end of a cycle and the pause before the beginning of a new endeavour. It also suggest that you have reached a new level of stability and calmness. Alternatively, the maddening quietness may refer to the calm before the storm.

Peace Symbols

Peace Symbols

  • Meaning and Definition of Peace Symbols

  • Peace Symbols - Origin and History

  • Chinese, World, Buddhist Peace Symbols

  • Pictures of Peace Symbols

Peace Symbol | Dove Picture


Pictures and Videos of Peace Symbols
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