Symbols and their Lonjevity


I noticed recently that the widely recognized symbol of peace is a dive with an olive branch. This is derived from the Bible:

11And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

Genesis 8:11

It's kind of an interesting lesson in the power and longevity of symbols.