This symbolism dictionary endeavors to provide some possible cultural significances of various symbols, and suggest ways in which those symbols may have been used in context. Most symbols are not code signals, like traffic lights, where red means stop and green means go, but part of a complex language in which green can mean jealousy or fertility or even both, depending on context. It is up to each of us to explore works of art sensitively, and decide for ourselves how the symbols in each work function. This website is offered as an aid in that enriching activity.
The homepage of the Open Graph protocol, a system of tags for turning web pages into smart objects in a social graph. Describes what kind of content it is (which implies how to treat it) and allows functionality to be imported from social media sites. Supplies much greater context for web pages. Includes multimedia content.
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