Taoism > Symbols


Here we list several well-known Taoist symbols. Some of these symbols are borrowed from the I-ching symbolism. More about these symbols may be found by reading the articles related to them.

Yin-Yang

Yin-Yang dyagram - perhaps the most important Taoist symbol related to the Tao.

Pa-kua

Pa-kua - the eight trigrams are the basic building elements of  I-ching hexagrams.

I-ching coin

The I-ching coin - three coins are used to consult the oracle

Kua

Kua - a hexagram is formed of six continuous or/and discontinuous lines.

Fu-hsi

Fu-hsi - the Chinese cultural herso, the creator of eight pa-kua.

tortoise

The sacred tortoise - symbol of immortality -  with pa-kua on its back.

The Dragon, symbol of Yang power or the sage.

dragon Buddha, Confucius, Lao-tzu

The three sages - Buddha, Confucius and Lao-tzu

yin-yang

The Yin-Yang graph.

wang-wu

Wang-Wu or the ten-thousand-thing graph

te

Te - usually translated  virtue or power (of Tao) - graph

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