Taoism > Symbols


Here we list several well-known Taoist symbols. Some of these symbols are borrowed from the I-ching symbolism. You can find more about each topic by check it on the bar menu on left.

Yin-Yang

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

Pa-kua

Pa-kua - the 8 trigrams that form the content of the hexagrams in I-ching. Pa-kua were created by Fu-hsi

I-ching coin

The I-ching coin - 3 coins are used to consult the oracle

Kua

Kua - a hexagram is formed of 6 continuous or/and discontinuous lines.

Fu-hsi

Fu-hsi - the creator of pa-kua, the Chinese cultural hero

tortoise

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

The Dragon symbol of Yang power or the sage or saint.

dragon Buddha, Confucius, Lao-tzu

The 3 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 by virtue or power (of Tao) - graph

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