Symbols - What does heaven look like
Bonds and loops
Takes all its symbolism from thread and cord.
A Dictionary of Symbols – J E Cirlot
Some gods such as Varuna or Uranus, are shown holding a length of rope, signifying their prerogative of supreme power. Eliade notes that there is a symbolic relationship between loops and bonds …... The ultimate aim of mankind is to free himself from bonds. The same thing is to be found in Greek philosophy; in Plato's cave, men are fettered and unable to move (Republic VII). For Plotinus, the soul 'after its fall, is imprisoned and fettered... but when it turns towards the realm of thought, it shakes off its bonds (Enneads IV, 8)
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