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Updated on May 25, 2013

Symbols & Expressions of Love

The Symbols of Love

Whether you desire more love in your own life, or want to see evidence of the loving world all around you; begin by recognizing the universal signs and symbols that are attached with the shared expressions of love.

These symbols will stimulate positive energy and open up new opportunities for love to surround and flow through us. Here is a glimpse of just a few love symbols that have been used around the world and across the ages...

Loving Legends of The Apple

"Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage." ~Finnish Proverb

1.The Apple is a symbol of ecstasy, fertility and abundance as well as love.

~ In early Greece, a newly married couple would share an Apple as a symbol of their marriage and hope for a fruitful union.

~ In China the Apple blossom represents adoration and love.

~ Gypsy legend said that if a young woman ate half of an apple before midnight and the other half after midnight, her true love would appear to her in a dream.

~ At the wedding of Zeus and Hera, apples were given to the bride-to-be to ensure their lasting love and union.

~ Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, gave baskets filled with Apples that were meant to woo Aphrodite and win her love.

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M Design Art Handcraft Glass Blue Crystal Apple Paperweight [Kitchen]
M Design Art Handcraft Glass Blue Crystal Apple Paperweight [Kitchen]

This lovely paperweight was handcrafted by skilled artisans who worked night and day to refine his skill. Each piece starts with a designated shape carefully formed by the artist. Through hard work and years of experience the artist creates various designs of vibrant colors and textures which engulf the surface each piece. Usually several layers of assorted colors and designs are rendered--overlapping one another. Once the piece nears the end of completion, it is finished with a clear coat of glass to give it an exquisite glimmering shine.

 

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Cupid or Eros

"When the one man loves the one woman and the one woman loves the one man, the very angels desert heaven and come and sit in that house and sing for joy." ~The Brahma Sutras

2. The initial spark of love and attraction between a man and a woman was once thought to be due to Cupid.

Traditionally, Cupid is seen as a naked, chubby boy with wings and a mischievous smile. He carries a bow and arrow, which he uses to strike love into our hearts.

Cupid or "Eros" means desire in Greek.

~ In ancient Greece, Eros (Cupid), was the young son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, and Ares. According to Hesiod, Eros was the deity who came from Chaos ("The Yawning Void") and represented the primal forces of desire.

~ According to a legend in Roman mythology, Cupid's mother, Venus (the Goddess of Love) was jealous of the beauty of Psyche, Cupid's mortal lover, and ordered Cupid to punish her. Instead, Cupid fell deeply in love with her, and took her as his wife, but as a mortal Psyche was forbidden to ever look directly at Cupid.

Psyche was happy until her sisters persuaded her to look at Cupid, Cupid punished her by leaving her. Psyche instantly found herself alone in an open field without Cupid or any other human in sight. As she wandered trying to find her love, she came upon Venus at her temple. Psyche begged for release from the wasteland and return to find Cupid. Venus finally relented and gave Psyche a series of dangerous tasks, if she completed them she would be released.

For her last task, Psyche was sent to the underworld to steal some of Persephone beauty. and put it in a magic box. She was warned not to open the box, but temptation overcame her and when she opened it, instead of finding beauty, she found a deadly slumber.

When Cupid found her lifeless body on the ground, he gathered the deadly sleep from her and put it back in the box. Moved by her sacrifice and courage Cupid forgave her, and the Gods, moved by Psyche's love for Cupid, made her a Goddess.~

Source: YahooAnswers.com

The Art and Poetry of Love

Art & Love: An Illustrated Anthology of Love Poetry
Art & Love: An Illustrated Anthology of Love Poetry

Scores of evocative love poems, drawn from the entire range of world literature, are matched with wonderfully vibrant works of art--paintings, sculpture, prints, collages, and stained glass to create an elegant anthology of love peoms and masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 140 color illustrations.

 

The Art of Love

Art and Love in Renaissance Italy (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Art and Love in Renaissance Italy (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Many famous Italian Renaissance artworks were made to celebrate love and marriage. Here is a collection of 140 works of art, celebrating love and life.

 

The Enchanted Harp

"Music is love in search of a word." ~Sidney Lanier

3.The Harp is a symbol of love in the form of lyrical art, poetry, and music.

"According to legends, the first harp was built by Canola. After a tiff with her love, she wandered through the night and was drawn to some beautiful music, which eventually sent her to sleep. In the morning she discovered the source of the sound - the skeleton of a whale with flesh hanging down, through which the wind had blown and made a unique sound. Inspired by the find, she created the first harp and dedicated it to Daghda, the Celtic god of abundance and protection. Daghda's harp is said to have the ability to create three types of music - sad, joyful and peaceful."

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~ The Harp shares more mythical connections to the Celts, representing the bridge of love, connecting heaven and earth.

~ In Norway and Iceland, the Harp strings formed a ladder symbolizing the ascent to higher states of love and a pathway leading to paradise.

~ King David played the Harp to the Lord, to express his devotion and love.

The Music of Love

A Gift Of Love: Deepak & Friends Present Music Inspired By The Love Poems Of Rumi
A Gift Of Love: Deepak & Friends Present Music Inspired By The Love Poems Of Rumi

The effect of Rumi's achingly poignant words set against a fusion of east/west music is beautiful and spiritual.

 

The Heart as A Symbol of Love - "A hundred hearts would be too few To carry all my love for you." ~Author Unknown

4.A Heart, pierced by the cupid's arrow, once rumored to be tipped with diamonds, has become the most famous symbol of love. The Heart has long been recognized across cultures as being a symbol for charity, joy and compassion, as well as love.

~ It was formerly believed that the heart was the seat of all human emotions and that the "vein of love", ran directly from the heart to the tip of the third finger of the left hand, which is where we wear our wedding rings today. Accordingly, the gifting of a heart signified the selfless act of giving everything to someone you love. This ancient belief has lingered on through the ages.

~ Magicians and Alchemists used the Heart symbol for incantations and rituals related to love, romance and strengthening relationships.

~ As an emblem of truth, the "Sacred Heart" of Christ is also the focus of Roman Catholic worship as a symbol of the Lord's love.

~ The Violet Heart, a symbol of love for those whose loved ones are ailing or no longer around. ~ ComfortDoc

~ As a graphic representation of an inverted triangle, the Heart symbolizes a vessel into which love is poured or carried.

Picture: StampBuddies.com

The Rose of Love - "Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense." ~Mark Overby

5.Roses are the perfect love symbol because they symbolize love, passion, desire, voluptuousness, sensuality, purity, romance and physical perfection.

~ In ancient mythology, in Greece and Rome, the first red roses are said to have grown from the blood of Adonis for the love of Aphrodite (Venus); thus, they have become symbolic of love, and often eternal life.

The color red is associated with strong emotions and below are sentiments expressed by the different colors of roses:

Lavender Roses Enchantment and Uniqueness

Orange Roses Fascination

Pink (Dark) Roses Thankfulness,Friendship and Admiration

Red Roses Love, Respect and Courage

Peach Roses Modesty, Gratitude, Admiration and Sympathy

Pink (Pale) Roses Grace, Joy and Happiness

Deep Red Roses Beauty and Passion

White Roses Innocence, Purity, Secrecy, Silence, Reverence, Humility and (according to some sources) True Love

Yellow Roses Joy, Friendship, Jealousy, Hope and Freedom

Black Roses Farewell

Red & White Roses Unity or Engagement

Yellow & Orange Roses Passionate Thoughts

Peach Roses Modesty, Gratitude, Admiration and Sympathy

Yellow & Red Roses Congratulations

Rosebuds Signify Beauty, Youth and a Heart Innocent of Love:

Red Rosebud Purity and Loveliness

White Rosebud Girlhood

Tea Roses "I'll Remember Always"

Thornless Roses "Love at first sight" or "The Virgin Mary",

The Dove and Lovebirds - Symbolizes love, loyalty and fidelity.

6.Long admired for being a symbol of peace, the Dove is also a messenger of deep symbolic love.

~ It once was a popular belief that birds chose their mates on February 14. Since doves and pigeons mate for life, they symbolize loyalty, fidelity and love.

~ Lovebirds, these small colorful birds are commonly found in Africa. Their name stems from the habit of cuddling next to one another and because once mated one can't survive without the other.

~ Slavic legend states that upon dying, our soul is transformed into a Dove which wings its way into the loving heavens.

~ In Hinduism, the Dove represents our spirit, and the spirits infinite capacity for love.

~ In Greco-Roman mythology, the dove was a sacred creature to Aphrodite or Venus (the Goddess of Love).

~ Ancient Jewish rituals sacrificed doves as gifts of love to signify the purification of a new mother after childbirth.

~ In western tradition, the Dove (as well as turtledoves) symbolizes love and are often released in wedding ceremonies.

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The Grace of The Swan

Symbolizes love, grace, purity, beauty and sincerity.

7.The Swan holds a multitude of representations including love, grace, purity, beauty and sincerity.

~ As an attribute of Aphrodite (Goddess of Love), the Swan also symbolized chastity.

~ The Swan is also associated with Zeus, the god who transformed himself into a Swan in order to seduce Leda, the beautiful mortal queen. Swans are said to have flown overhead on the day Zeus and Leda's son (Apollo) was born and are often pictured pulling his chariot.

~ In Celtic tradition, the Swan is associated with music, love, purity and the soul. They are shape-shifters, can take human form, and have mastered the elements of water, earth and air. They can always be recognized by the gold or silver chain that hangs around their neck.

~ The Swan is another symbol of the Virgin Mary and represents her purity and love.

Do You Have A Favorite Symbol for Love?

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 8 years ago from Northern California

      Lovely lens for the Spirit of the Season Challenge. You could also add the Violet Heart, a symbol of love for those whose loved ones are ailing or no longer around.

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      RinchenChodron 8 years ago

      You never fail to amaze me. I'm certain you will become a Giant Squid. Welcome to the Your Sweethearts or Valentine’s Resource Group!

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      JudyDunn 8 years ago

      What a beautiful lens!

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      Delia 8 years ago

      great lens! I lens-rolled it to my I "say I love you lens"....5*

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      Achim Thiemermann 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Heartwarming lens - deserves a SquidAngel Blessing. :)

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 8 years ago from Northern California

      Congratulations on being one of the Third Prize Winner in the Spirit of the Season Challenge. Be sure to email me with your address so we can get your incentives mailed to you.

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lens, great information. I did not know the harp was a symbol of love.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 8 years ago from Northern California

      Now I can give you Angel Blessings for being a Spirit of the Season Challenge winner as well.

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      MsMorrison 8 years ago

      this lens just reminds me, it's nearly valentine's day. Very timely! Happy hearts day! Just love the color red! Tells about love!

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      WhiteOak50 8 years ago

      Fantastic lens!! Thank you for adding it to The Pagan Path Group

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      My favorites are on this lens. Very nicely done!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Beautiful lens. I loved the list of all the colors of roses. Thank you.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Nice lens.

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      Excellent lens

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      Mihaela Vrban 7 years ago from Croatia

      This is beautiful lens! Blessed!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My favorite symbol for love is the heart.

      Great lens. 5 stars

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      TMZURVITA 7 years ago

      great lens!

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      TMZURVITA 7 years ago

      nice tips!

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      five starbaby-com 7 years ago

      The pineapple and the #3 (i, luv, u) Nice lens, a 5 for sure.

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      Fabulous lens! 5* and rolled to squidoo.com/lovestamps

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      Penny Pincher G 7 years ago

      Great lens! My favorite symbol is the doves. I also love music.

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      marlene3 7 years ago

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      faye durham 7 years ago

      Great lens! My favorite symbol is Rose essential oil!

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      plpllawson 7 years ago

      ok, so, now if I need to find Love again in my life, what do I do ? I have made bad choices in my past, yet I do NOT regret any of them, yet I am still alone,and blue. Can you help me ?

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      Susanna Duffy 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I had to revisit this lens to read again about the Symbols of Love. Blessed, and featured, by a Christmas Angel (squidoo.com/angel-christmas)

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      FerralCry 7 years ago

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      I love this lens! Blessed and lensrolling to my hearts lens!

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      Heinani 7 years ago

      Whispering Aloha to you and your beautiful lens 5â®

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens. More than worthy of a Purple Star

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      TeaCosyColk 7 years ago

      A really interesting read - Thanks

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      tarodoug 7 years ago

      Great lens. 5* fav. Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Am thinking that this lens is just made for the new Valentines template ;)

      Red roses are the symbol of love that really do it for me! Great to see the purple star on this lens.

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      I like how you presented the symbols of love. I was surprised to know that the harp and swan are considered symbols of love. Great lens! 5*

      Hope you could visit my lenses. Thanks

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      Stunning lens, and especially suited to the Valentine template!

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      My favorite love symbol is the double happiness symbol. I really enjoy the quotes you use in your bios. I've blessed this lens.

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      So many beautiful symbols for expressing love, and so elegrantly presented here. Lensrolled to Secret Language of Flowers and Valentine Cards and Gifts.

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      WebSpinstress 7 years ago

      Beautiful images displaying the many lovely symbols in life, and great information shared! Lensrolling to my Unique Romantic Gifts lens. :-)

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      dustytoes 7 years ago

      Very pretty lens! A good idea at this time of year as well..

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      Delia 7 years ago

      great lens! 5* there are so many things pertaining to love in lanuage and in image...will lensroll it to my "say I love You" lens

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      LoKackl 6 years ago

      Love symbols - A work of art!

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      vtambk 6 years ago

      cool link monica thanks for sharing....

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Cute Lens. . .

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      Gift-Guide 6 years ago

      Interesting to read about the legends regarding the symbol of love. I like the way you have presented it.

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      what a lovely lens. i'm going to make my sweetie an apple pie!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love the feeling of being inlove, nice lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love is in the air.. Great Lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Roses. I like Roses.

      Thumbs Up!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love is blind, love is patience! nice lens

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      scar4 6 years ago

      so nice to learn different symbols of love. Great lens. thumbs up!

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      mioluna 6 years ago

      This beautiful lens made my heart smiling! Thank you!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very nice lens! Enjoyed it very much!

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      vitar 6 years ago

      Awesome lens! Keep it up!

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      Thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Found you symbols very interesting.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Lovely Lense. Keep your great work :)

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      PS-AffiliateMarketer 6 years ago

      Fantastic lens!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.....

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      These would be wonderful for the readers..

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Like all of your lenses, this is just lovely. My favorite symbol for love is the dove, I love the photo above with the doves and red flowers.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i liked your lens! :)

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      I always liked hearts and butterflies and flowers, to me they all represent love and make me feel thankful for all the beautiful, great-feeling things in my life. Nice lens!! :)

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      very interesting, didn't know about the apple being a symbol of love!

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      This is really beautifully done. I've lensrolled to my famous love quotes lens.

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      concursospublicos 6 years ago

      I liked yours lens thanks i've already subscribed to your feed

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      BrandonJames926 6 years ago

      Beautifully designed lens! I like your subtle use of HTML in most of your modules.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      a beautiful kiss! cheers

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      What a beautiful feel good lens!

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      The heart with wings - only a heart with wings can fly!

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      This is a LOVE-ly lens! It's a very handy reference for the deeper meanings of these symbols. I'm lensrolling it to my various heart and rose lenses.

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      joanv334 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Barbara 6 years ago from USA

      Nice lens!

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      spacetime 6 years ago

      I was asking myself: How can I read any womanâs mind and immediately know exactly what sheâs thinks about me? Then I found Open Her Box and it opened my eyes.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      ~ Cupid Kisses by a Squidoo Angel ~

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very nice lens and congrats on the Purple Star

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      ktrainer1 6 years ago

      I really like this lens. Read a lot of articles about signs of love, all were quite the same. You came with a different perspective which was refreshing. #5 Roses, interesting.. next time my guy gives me roses it will mean so much more! Thanks.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Very nice lens, well deserved purple star. My favorite symbol of love is the Rose.

      Regards

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      Norbert Isles 6 years ago from Philippines

      Now this is something; so endearing for a true romantic and lover. How you make love and loving even more loveable and enriching. Thank you very much for the way you crafted this lens.

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      JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

      Oh love... what a wonderful thing!

      With Love and Gratitude,

      Jeremiah

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      anthea1017 5 years ago

      Oh I love the meaning of the light pink rose! It's my favorite. :)

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      speaktolearn 5 years ago

      I'm in love with these symbols! THanks

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      Tracy Smith 5 years ago from Maryville, TN

      I love Roses the most. Sadly my husband is allergic to them, but he gets me fake ones instead.

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      in4eto 5 years ago

      I love roses, doves and hearts, oh and almost forget the smile, the kiss and the hug

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      MichaelTJones 5 years ago

      Hey nice lens!

      A suggestion: how about instead of a flower, a potato! Because the flower dies in the vase.

      The potato on the other hand if you leave in the kitchen it will survive and actually grow roots and evolve!

      So next time you give your loved one a symbol of love, make it a potato!

      P.S. Tell me how it goes :P

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      Merkaba 5 years ago

      The tree.... because a tree will give its shade to all that come to it, even the one who comes to chop it down. That is an image of LOVE.

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      NidhiRajat 5 years ago

      yes, my teddy pillow

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      tajmahal is my fav symbol. ~blessed~

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      David Dove 5 years ago

      Loved the picture of the Dove - not surprisingly!

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      anilsaini 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      anilsaini 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      Love this! Blessed it on an angel quest!

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      NaturalVamp 5 years ago

      Oddly, the swan is very much a symbol of love for me.

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      Wendy Gillissen 5 years ago

      I have played the harp for some years but I had no idea about this legend about its origins!:-)

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      sponias lm 5 years ago

      This is a beautiful lens! Your work is excellent. The heart is the only symbol I have in mind when I think about love.

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      B-E-A-U Tiful .. Nice lens thanks for sharing ... Spread the love

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Was here a long while back and returning with angel dust for your beautiful presentation of the symbols of love....a little boost to cupid with Valentine's Day on its way!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      these classic photos are my favorite, the rustic tone to them would be my choice.

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      Looking at different cultures and how they express their love is great, even if the culture that you are looking at is your own. Love the lens.

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      This is a lovely lens.

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      I wonder how this greatest feeling can have just three or four symbols and representations..I guess a ring can also symbolize love and affection, and it is the symbol you've missed mentioning here. Still, enjoyed your page: It made me think about more of them:)

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      I have a soft spot for Cupid. :) What a beautiful lens: blessed!

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      Mine is the rose, I think it's the most recognizable symbol along with Cupid. Plus, women loves roses and flowers!

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      MemoryMistress 5 years ago

      This was the first time I ever heard of an Apple being a symbol for Love. I think an Apple will be my favourite now.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was just here on the 5th with fresh angel dust and am so pleased to return to congratulate you on a front page feature for this sweetness!

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      My favorite is the Doves and your exquisite picture reinforced that image. Wonderful lens!

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      sherridan 5 years ago

      Fabulous lens. A diamond ring would do it for me!!

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Great information here... we must love love love :D

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      Julia Morais 5 years ago

      I like swans very much, though I haven't come across any that had a gold or silver chain around it's neck before.

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      SophiaStar LM 5 years ago

      What a lovely lens. I enjoyed all the wonderful quotes and images. Hard to pick a favorite!

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      jeremykim2011 5 years ago

      Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      Lovely sweet lens! Yeah, mine is shoes, Jimmy's. If he really loves me, he will give me shoes. If he wants to keep me forever, he will give me shoes and bags, Jimmy's and Marc's.

      That is true love!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very interesting lens, I enjoyed it!

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      printabledolls 5 years ago

      symbols are important and I love to learn from your lens, thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens! I featured this in my Cute Red Heart Gifts lens. Thank you. :)

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      Bob 5 years ago from Kansas City

      This is a really awesome lens! Well done, enjoyed it.

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      macsquared 5 years ago

      So much really neat info in here that I'd never heard before. The origin of the harp is truly morbid, but really neat in that it didn't throw her off when she found what made the beautiful music!

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      viscri8 5 years ago

      Looks like everything is linked to love! Blessed!

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      Leilani-m 5 years ago

      Very nice lens! My grandparents told me that here in Croatia, in rural areas, it was a custom that boy gives an apple to the girl he likes. It was the time when most marriages were arranged and when it was inappropriate for girls and boys to openly talk about their feelings. Another way of saying I love you were traditional cookie "licitarsko srce" with some text or poem written on it. And then boy would choose the licitarsko srce with right words to give to his love. My father still buys and gives to my mother one of those once a year. :)

      You can see them here: http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datoteka:Licitari.jpg

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licitar

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      Nirmal Shah 5 years ago from India

      Extraordinary lens. It's the season of love and you're effort is bang on. Great job!

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Love is in the air! Very nice lens!

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      Angela unLocked 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The heart always speaks of love to me.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The heart always speaks of love to me.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The heart always speaks of love to me.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The heart always speaks of love to me.

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      Heather Bradford 5 years ago from Canada

      Your lens is perfect! Thank you.

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      Really Really Nice! Blessed!

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      Really Really Nice! Blessed!

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      nursecraft 5 years ago

      Your lens is well done! I like the heart as a sybol of love

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Beautiful lens. The heart is my favorite symbol for love.

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      GabrielaFargasch 5 years ago

      I absolutely love hearts and everything heart-shaped! Wonderful 'loving' lens! God bless you!

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      GabrielaFargasch 5 years ago

      I absolutely love hearts and everything heart-shaped! Wonderful 'loving' lens! God bless you!

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      SarahHappens 5 years ago

      Such a beautiful lens with such heart. I love the crystal figures and the artwork you included!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      What a beautifully designed lens. It was very restorative just to scroll through. I like XXXs and OOOOs. They are so simple.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      What a beautifully designed lens. It was very restorative just to scroll through. I like XXXs and OOOOs. They are so simple.

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      compugraphd 5 years ago

      B"H

      I'm sort of partial to Roses (I have several designs on my Cafe Press site) though I also love heart-shapes (and I have a bunch of those designs too on Cafe Press and Zazzle).

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      compugraphd 5 years ago

      B"H

      I'm sort of partial to Roses (I have several designs on my Cafe Press site) though I also love heart-shapes (and I have a bunch of those designs too on Cafe Press and Zazzle).

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      compugraphd 5 years ago

      B"H

      I'm sort of partial to Roses (I have several designs on my Cafe Press site) though I also love heart-shapes (and I have a bunch of those designs too on Cafe Press and Zazzle).

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      compugraphd 5 years ago

      B"H

      I'm sort of partial to Roses (I have several designs on my Cafe Press site) though I also love heart-shapes (and I have a bunch of those designs too on Cafe Press and Zazzle).

    • compugraphd profile image

      compugraphd 5 years ago

      B"H

      I'm sort of partial to Roses (I have several designs on my Cafe Press site) though I also love heart-shapes (and I have a bunch of those designs too on Cafe Press and Zazzle).

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      compugraphd 5 years ago

      B"H

      I'm sort of partial to Roses (I have several designs on my Cafe Press site) though I also love heart-shapes (and I have a bunch of those designs too on Cafe Press and Zazzle).

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      A wonderful Valentine's Day related lens. I did not know about the story of the apples, thanks for the insight.

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      A wonderful Valentine's Day related lens. I did not know about the story of the apples, thanks for the insight.

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      Bahrns 5 years ago

      My wife and I use kiss, lots and lots of kiss to show our affection and love for each other. So I guess that's our favorite symbol of LOVE... KISS...

      Nice lens! Thumbs up for you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      romantic article indeed, let me help get more readers to this ... *blessed!*

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      LadyCharlie 5 years ago

      I love the lens and it's meaning ... Blessed!

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      Malu Couttolenc 5 years ago

      There are so many beautiful love symbols. I don't have a favorite, love them all :)

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      Chouquette 5 years ago

      I know it's not original, but my symbol of love is still a red heart and then red rose petals...

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      Eileen 5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      A feel-good lens . Thanks for sharing

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      Shelly Sellers 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Roses are lovely!

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      DJam1 5 years ago

      Nice Lens excellent subject always!

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      brynimagire 5 years ago

      Great love ! Nice lens !

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      brynimagire 5 years ago

      Great love ! Nice lens !

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      bibbyni 4 years ago

      I like heart shapes whether they are in a leaf, a rock, food, an island, the clouds etc Roses are always great and so is the poetry of Rumi which is filled with love.

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      Lori Green 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      The very first gift my husband gave me almost 30 years ago was a key. He told me it was the key to his heart. I have had that key on my keychain ever since.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great lens

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      ResearchAddict 4 years ago

      Thanks for this lens! I loved reading about all of the different symbols of love. Very informative!

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      steph-naylor 4 years ago

      This Lens was just what I was looking for! Thanks for the useful info!

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      Auntie-M LM 4 years ago

      Such a love-ly lens! My favorite symbol is probably the peacock, the symbol of Hera, the goddess of marriage. Blessed.

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      jmchaconne 4 years ago

      I love it! I'm writing a lens about love. My view is, love, is not an emotion, but rather a state of being. I will add this ass a related lens, thank you!

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      DMVAgent 4 years ago

      that was veru creative, i only used heart as a symbol of love.. i knew that theres a lot of symbols out there but i just prefer using heart.. :)

      thanks for this lens, you shared a very terrific pages.

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      january962 4 years ago

      I like rose and dove. I was surprised about apples, i didn't know they are also symbols of love:)

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      Alexandra Douglas 4 years ago from Florida

      Roses

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      Elaine Chen 4 years ago

      I prefer kiss. My husband kiss me before he go out for work and my son always kiss me early in the morning too :-)

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      yogendrachavda 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge via this big but quality lens.. Liked :)

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      els-pecoro 4 years ago

      yes

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      annanee 4 years ago from USA

      The harp is my favorite one. It is so soothing, that it resonates with love indeed.

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      JuliaHidy 4 years ago

      A red heart is the symbol that I like to see the most. Don Miguel Ruiz' book, "The Mastery of Love," is one of my favorite books. Thanks for sharing!

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      Sweetbunny LM 4 years ago

      Some years ago my husband gave me a bracket called hugs and kisses, it has x made of silver and the o's are black onyx wrapped in silver, a very simple bracelet, but I love wearing it. I thought it was sweet paid attention to the local jewelry name for the bracket and that he bought it for me.

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      TurtleDog70 3 years ago

      Great post on love and super images too (love the painting 'the kiss') I never realized that different roses have different meanings. Thanks

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      AnniversaryGiftI 3 years ago

      This lens so deserves a purple star, it's super sweet and lovely.

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