In ancient times, the Anchors SVG were large stones, baskets with stones, sandbags and decks with metal embedded in them. With the appearance of iron anchors, they were made in different shapes, trying to give them the appearance of paws, claws, crossbars. The current form of anchors was born relatively recently – in 1813.
The upper part of the image can be considered as a reflection of a person (so it was, for example, at one tribe of Bessarabian gypsies), standing vertically and pulling his hands up, that is to say, to the sky (points around him are understood as stars, on which you can navigate at night and find the right path”). Part of the circle, the arc at the bottom, is a sign of the material world. A land that gives birth to man again and again.
Symbolism comes from both the form and the function of the Anchor SVG.
- Hope, salvation, limb, security, strength;
- Stability, stability;
- Calm, peace, patience, reliability, loyalty, devotion and caution;
- A brake, a limitation;
- Sea, sail, fleet, victory in the sea battle;
- The eternal conflict between the solid and the liquid body; earth and water;
- Support, reliability, luck, trust, faith;
- An Anchor SVG wrapped in a chain may also mean a ship and a mast.
- The union of male and female bases (ship’s masts, rams);
- Anchor wrapped with a snake – harvest, life, fertility, sun.
- Separates symbolism:
- Crescent moon,
- The rook, the ark,
Appears in Egyptian art as an image of the universe, combining the boat (female) and the phallus (male), wrapped in a snake (life).
Emblem of the sea, sails, sailing ship, sea gods (Poseidon / Neptune).
Sacred Anchor SVG (buckwheat ankyra hiera) – rushed in exceptional cases, in special danger.
It was knocked out, minted on coins:
Many port cities (Alexandria, Antioch),
on Roman coins from the reign of Titus
Designated in pre-Christian times a professional affiliation on the graves of deceased sailors.
Anchor SVG, wrapped in a dolphin, along with the motto “Festina lente” – lat. “Hurry slowly (not in a hurry)” – the emblem of the Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus.
Early Christian symbol of hope and unshakable faith, which can be found in the art of catacombs and coins.
In early Christianity, the image of an anchor because of its cruciform shape was used as a disguised form of a cross (Crux dissimulata). It is closely related to the symbols of the cross and trident, with the additional hint of a strong “anchorage” of the new religious communities (in the Roman Empire, they represented a small minority.) and their persistent faith in the chaos of the pagan environment.
As a symbol of hope, it was depicted next to such symbols as “good shepherd”, fish, pigeon, palm tree, etc. on the walls of Roman catacombs, gems of seals. Often accompanied by the word “Pax” – “world”.
In the tombstones, it was often framed by fish or dolphins.
With dolphin often means Christ crucified on the cross.
He warned the new believers of caution before the pagan authorities and taught them to tell stories.
Pictured with a star and crescent moon.
The meaning goes back to the “Epistle to the Hebrews”, where it is said about the immutability of faith in God: “Which is like a safe and strong anchor for the soul…” (Hebrew 6:19).
In Greece, at the time of the Awakening of Spring, there was a folk custom, according to which the priest threw a crucifixion and an “anchor of salvation” into the sea.