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Zoso: Jimmy Page's Symbol on the Led Zeppelin IV Album

Updated on April 21, 2009
Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin IV

When Led Zeppelin was recording their 4th album, Jimmy Page convinced the other three band members to choose symbols to represent their names on the album cover like he did. The name of the album was the four symbols, and it created a huge problem for record companies trying to put the album name on their charts. Jimmy Page said the symbols were taken from simple text when the Led Zeppelin fans started looking. They found three of them easily, but Page’s symbol, Zoso, was strange and hard to find.

One researcher has found a very simple explanation for the Zoso symbol. He has come to the conclusion that it has nothing to do with Satan or 3-headed dogs guarding the gates of Hades. It is simply a symbol for the planet Saturn. Saturn is the ruler of Jimmy Page’s astrological sign Capricorn. Apparently, this researcher was wrong. Don't believe everything you read on the internet, kids!

Robert Plants symbol is the circle with the feather in it. It is the symbol for the father of Ma’at, the Egyptian goddess of fairness and justice. It is also the emblem of a writer.

John Paul Jones’s symbol is the circle with the 3 intersecting vesica pieces. It symbolizes a person with confidence and competence.

John Bohnams symbol is the three intersecting circles and it symbolized the man-wife-child trilogy.

Sandy Denny’s symbol is the three triangles. The only thing we know about it is that it’s an old sign for the Godhead.


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      7 years ago

      don't deny evidences guys!

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      8 years ago

      @khalil Theres no satanic message in Stairway To Heaven. Most people think there is from lyrics like "May Queen" which is being referred to as God.? "As we wind up down the road, our shadows taller then our soul", meaning we have more sin then good deeds. "A new day will dawn, for those who stand long", means that if your faithful, and committed to Jesus, you will go to heaven. "The piper will lead us to reason", "the pipers calling you to join him", means that Jesus will lead to you to a better life, and he is calling you to join him in heaven. Jesus is said to be in the bible the "piper". Not satanic at all. But i do have to say that Jimmy Page did in fact buy (and later sold) the Boleskine House, which belonged to Aleister Crowley, who happened to be an occultist.Jimmy was interested in his views but never joined the OTO or Thelema. hope this helps.

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      8 years ago

      guys i was reading a few days ago in a website about the satanic message in stairway to heaven

      im so cenfused

      i don't know what to belive

      please help me!!

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      8 years ago from Arlington, Texas

      Haha. Good observation.

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      Harman Singh 

      8 years ago

      umm...bonham's symbol also happens to be the logo for Ballantine beer. haha.

    • parkerk393 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arlington, Texas

      Thanks. And you're welcome!

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      John Z 

      9 years ago from Midwest

      Cool bit of Zepp trivia. Thanks!

    • parkerk393 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arlington, Texas

      Well just goes to show ya, you can't believe everything you read on the internet. Thanks

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      screaming ron 

      9 years ago from Attleboro Mass

      Not for nothing, but the astrological symbol for Saturn is like a lower case h with a little squiggle on the right and a line across the top like a t. From what I can tell, the ornate Zoso has nothing to do with wither Jupiter or Capricorn.


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