posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 09:51 AM
(I googled before writing this)
I am interested the origin of the familiar hippie peace symbol.
Here is a standard article on the "official" origins of the symbol.
it is interesting that even this article notes the "rumors" of the peace symbol pre-dating the claims of George Haltom to having invented it.
gives a variant of the official version, this time using Navy Semaphore, but some of the information contradicts the info and dates on the CND page.
The peace "hand-sign" of two fingers goes back to world war II. I have heard claims that the peace-circle was used back then as well. I'm looking
Here's a few of the theories I've heard for the peace symbol:
1. It's an upside-down cross, with broken arms.
2. It is the Runic letter "liudhir" and is the symbol of death.
3. It is an abstract version of a human skull, with the eye sockets at the bottom.
4. It represents a stylized "middle finger salute"
I am looking for other meaning seen in its symbolism.
Anyone have any other ideas/theories/rumors???