Earth

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Symbool AardeThis symbol for earth has been used among others in modern Astrology as the symbol for planet earth. The most used explanation of representation of the sign is  that the circle represents the globe and the plus represents the four directions of a compass.

The symbol probably originates from the bronze age. The first drawings where the symbol was used, date back to this period. The Greeks and the Romans used the symbol for the godess of Earth (respectively Gaia and Gaea).

In Norse mythology this symbol is used for the god Odin. The symbol is named Wheell cross, Odins cross or Sun cross. Unlike what the name Sun cross suggests, this symbol (If called Sun cross), still represents Earth.

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