FLOWER OF LIFE
The Flower of Life is a name for a geometrical symbol composed of multiple overlapping circles that are spaced evenly apart from one another. The pattern formed by the circles creates images of perfectly symmetrical flowers. Some Flower of Life symbols are arranged so that they form a flower-like pattern with a sixfold symmetry like a hexagon.
The Flower of Life is a fascinating and ancient symbol. It has been found to hold significance in multiple cultures all around the world. The Flower of Life symbol has been found in ancient manuscripts temples, synagogues, and artwork. However, it was only dubbed as the 'Flower of Life' quite recently in the 1990s.
The oldest known depictions of the Flower of Life were found in the Temple of Osiris in Egypt and date back to at least 6,000 years ago, and recent research has concluded that they could not have been made earlier than 535 BC. These depictions of the symbol are fascinating because they were not carved into the rock, but rather burned or drawn onto the granite with red ochre with great precision. Some believe that the symbol could have been used to represent the Eye of Ra.
Leonardo da Vinci was known to have studied the Flower of Life pattern and derived the five platonic solids, as well as the Golden Ratio of Phi, from the symbol. Leonardo was particularly interested in the form and mathematical proportions of the Flower of Life and its connection to physical space and human consciousness.
Nowadays, the Flower of Life symbol is commonly found on jewelry pieces, tattoos, decor items, and other decorative products.