Thursday, 19 December 2013

Cuckoo

Cuckoo

Cuckoo
Cuckoo

Cuckoo are slightly different from other birds. They are known for their selfish nature. They don't build their own nest. They lay eggs on other bird's nest. Usually the young cuckoos are raised by another birds. And when they grow bigger, they push other young birds from the nest. So they symbolize selfishness and infidelity. Cuckoos are traditionally a herald of spring in northern Europe. They represent fertility. There is a word "cuckold". This represent a man whose wife is unfaithful. Some other ancient cultures consider cuckoos as a sacred creature. Some cultures believe that they posses magical powers. 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Chameleon

Chameleon

Chameleon
Chameleon

Chameleon is a small and beautiful creature. But this amazing animal have many special powers and abilities to link itself with the many aspects of symbolism. Its ability to change color represents inconstancy, change, camouflage etc. It has another special ability to move its eyes independently. So this ability symbolize the divine power to see future and past. Another special thing about chameleon is its tail. Most of the animal have the upper spiral tail. But chameleon has the special downward spiral tail. This represents the time and changing seasons.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sacred and Profane Love - Art Analysis

Sacred and Profane Love

Artist: Titian
Location: Galleria Borghese
Dimensions: 118 cm × 279 cm
Created: 1514
Genre: Portrait

Sacred and Profane Love
Sacred and Profane Love


Sacred and Profane Love is one of the masterpiece of the famous Renaissance artist Titian. This rectangular oil painting was painted to celebrate the marriage of Venetian Nicolò Aurelio and Laura Bagarotto in 1514. Titian was only 25 years old when he created this awesome painting.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Donatello- Biography

Donatello

Born: 1386, Florence, Italy
Died: December 13, 1466, Florence, Italy
Full Name: Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi
Periods: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

Donatello
Donatello
Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, commonly known as Donatello was an early Renaissance sculptor. He was famous for his work in bas-relief(a form of shallow relief sculpture). He was also significant for perspective illusionism.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Alligator

Alligator

Alligator
Alligator

Alligators are one of the deadly reptiles found on earth. They are also one of the ancient creatures of this world. From early periods they have a significant role in human imaginations and different symbolism in different cultures. According to American cultures, alligators are symbol of maternal love, stealth, aggression, survival and adaptability. They are also linked with shape-shifting in Colombian culture. Alligators also represent fear, bravery, magic, time, speed and many more. Alligators are linked with protection and birth and ancient power also.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Reptiles & Amphibians

Reptiles & Amphibians

Crocodile
Reptiles or amphibians are the oldest creatures of nature. Their ability to live in different natural conditions and adaption power make them more mysterious. Sometimes these ancient creatures are also threatening. From early periods, these creatures attracted the imagination of the humans. Reptiles are associated with Sun and Moon and Cosmos. They represent change for the color changing ability of their skin. Their ability to survive both in water and on land links them with the spirit world. Some ferocious reptiles also symbolize fear, terror and strength. Some special defense system of the reptiles also contributes to their symbolism.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

The Last Supper - Art Analysis

The Last Supper

Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Location: Santa Maria delle Grazie
Dimensions: 4.6 m x 8.8 m
Created: 1495–1498
Subject: Jesus Christ
Genre: Mural Painting
The Last Supper

The Last Supper by  Leonardo da Vinci is considered as the most famous religious art in history. Leonardo da Vinci was a mysterious man himself and all of his great creations also have some mystery in it. Many art analyst say that this painting have many hidden code or meaning or message.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Hen

Hen

Hen
Hen
Hen is one of the most common birds we see every day on earth. They are significant for their mother nature. There is a term "mother hen". Because a hen always protects her chicks. So hen is a symbol of Mother Nature and protection. They are also good teacher. They teach everything for surviving to their chicks.So they also associate with teaching. Hen also represents procreation and divine intervention. Hen and cock together symbolize a bridal couple. They also represent nurturing and guarding.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Parrot

Parrot

Parrot
Parrot

Parrots are also known as psittacines. They are very beautiful creature of nature. Their colorful look and mocking nature make them significant. The parrot symbolizes imitation. They also represent love, mediation, verbosity and prophecy. Parrots were considered as oracle for weather. They represent Kama, the god of love in Hinduism. They are also associated with foolishness. Because of their ability to speak, the bird represent the link of the humans and the spirit world. They are found mostly in tropical and subtropical regions.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Titian-Biography

Titian

Born: 1485, Pieve di Cadore, Italy
Died: August 27, 1576, Venice, Italy
Series: Danaë
Periods: Italian Renaissance, High Renaissance, Renaissance
Titian

Titian

Titian was one of the leading painter of high renaissance of 16th century. His full name was Tiziano Vecellio. He was called Titian in English. There has been some confusion about his birth year. There is no solid reference of his exact birth year. But he was born around 1490 for sure. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, Italy. There is also no perfect reference of his parents or his early life.

Monday, 23 September 2013

The Mona Lisa - Art Analysis

The Mona Lisa - Art Analysis

Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Location: The Louvre (since 1797)
Dimensions: 77 cm x 53 cm
Created: 1503–1517
Subject: Lisa del Giocondo
Genre: Portrait
The Mona Lisa
The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa by the famous renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci is the most famous and recognized painting on the earth. Its famous for its great simplicity, painting style, the mysterious smile etc.

This painting is also known as La Gioconda. Its a half sized portrait of a woman named Lisa Gherardini. She was the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. This was an oil painting on poplar panel created between 1503 and 1506.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Albatross

Albatross

Albatross is a large bird mostly found around the oceans. This bird can sometimes symbolize ocean. A flying albatross means long ocean journey. They represents power and beauty. Some cultures describe this bird as unlucky. Some say, they are lucky for sailors. According to western culture albatross represent the soul of dead sailors.
Albatross
Albatross

Owl

Owl

Owl is a nocturnal bird. Its also a hunting bird. It is a sacred bird in Greek mythology. Even there were some currency printed owl on it representing honor, intelligence and wealth. According to Egyptian, Hindu and some other cultures, owl is a symbol of death and guardianship. Owl is also linked with spiritual power and mystery. Some early Australian cultures linked owls with women's souls. They also symbolize wisdom, message, secrets etc.
Owl
Owl

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Eagles

Eagles

Eagles are one of the most amazing species on earth. Eagle is a hunter bird and has strong eyes. They also have strong claws. They can also fly very fast. Eagles are the global symbol of power and royalty. They also represent the solar symbolism. Eagles symbolize nobility in Arabian culture. They also represent salvation in Christianity. But eagles has the most important role in Egyptian mythology. According to Egyptian mythology eagles are the symbol of god and noble power. Eagle represents spiritual victory. They are also considered as the king of birds, god of the sky and the symbol of eternal life. Eagles are also associated with rebirth in Celtic culture. They are also linked with war, victory, mystical power, divine messenger and rising sun.
Eagles

Eagles


Birds

Birds

Birds are an amazing species on earth. Their flying abilities forced us to imagine them as messenger of heaven and earth symbolically. Flying also represents the release of our souls from body. Ancient Egyptians imagined many bird-headed deities. So birds also associated with spiritual world. Birds also symbolize wisdom, talent, and thought. Birds has an ancient myth that they confided secrets. That's the reason for creation of the phrase "a little bird told me".
Birds

Birds


Cats

Cats

Cat is usually a small domestic animal. Its also very fond of ease animal like other mammals of his species like tiger or jaguar. But back in the mythological history, cat has a bigger role among the mammals. In ancient Egyptian mythology cat has a vast role. Cat was worshiped as gods, demons and many things. Cat was associated with both negative and positive symbolism. Solar and lunar symbolism is also linked with cats. They represent moon goddesses like Baset. Cat is also associated with spiritual guardian. Black cat is considered as a bad sign. The other mammals of this same species like tiger or jaguars have almost the same symbolism like cats. Cat is considered one of the sacred animal of nature.
Cats

Cats


Silver

Silver

Silver is another precious matter after gold. Its linked with moon for its silver color. So its also linked with feminine. Silver also represents the moon goddesses. Silver also symbolize purity, strength, clarity and awareness. Silver is one of the noble metals found in Alchemy. Silver also represents the balance of black and white.
Silver
Silver

Copper

Copper

Copper is a precious metal and a good conductor of electricity or energy. Copper represents Venus and feminine. Copper is associated with cult or magic in West Africa. Its also a symbol of status. Copper also has some healing abilities according to ancient culture. Even now a days people wear copper for protection and healing arthritis.
Copper
Copper

Monday, 9 September 2013

Lodestone

Lodestone

Lodestone is a variety of magnetite. It has strong magnetic positive and negative polarity. For this reason lodestone is the symbol of magic from ancient times. Lodestone has some myth that it can remove obstacles and can help to see the future.
Lodestone

Lodestone

Raphael-Biography

Raphael

Born: 1483, Urbino, Italy
Died: April 6, 1520, Rome, Italy
Full name: Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino
Periods: Italian Renaissance, High Renaissance, Renaissance
Raphael

Raphael

Raphael was a famous Italian High Renaissance painter, architect and sculptor. Raphael was born on April 6, 1483 in Urbino, Italy. During that period Urbino was a center place for Arts and culture. Father of this painter, Giovanni Santi was a painter for the Duke of Urbino. Raphael learned basic knowledge or painting from his father.

Pearl

Pearl

A pearl is a pale white or cream colored had round object. Pearls are produced within the soft tissue of a living shell mollusc. Pearls are made of calcium carbonate formed around a grain of sand or something foreign. Pearls are considered as gemstones. Pearls are the symbol of purity, wisdom, royalty, charity, integrity, honesty and justice. According to Islamic and Hindu cultures, pearls represents perfection. Pearls are also a lunar symbol. Pearls also represents spiritual transformation and femininity. Pearls is the symbolic combination of fire and water in Chinese culture. Johannes Vermeer's portrait "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is the perfect symbol of purity.


Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Ivory

Ivory

Ivory is the hard material found from the teeth or horn of any animal. Its usually used for manufacturing or building  artifacts or show pieces. Ivory symbolize purity or innocence in some cultures. Ivory is hard precious matters. So it represents incorruptibility. According to Christianity, ivory is the symbol of Virgin Mary.
Ivory
Ivory

Iron

Iron

Iron is one of the mostly founded precious matter on earth. It also one of the most useful metal. Its hard and stable. Iron smells like blood. So according to some ancient culture, iron is considered as the life force of human life. The horseshoes made of iron is considered lucky in many cultures. Iron symbolize strength and durability. Iron represent something spiritual in many cultures.
Iron

Iron


Amber

Amber

Amber is actually the resin of trees got fossilized. Its precious for its beautiful natural color from ancient times. Its more precious as the form of gemstone. Amber is used as an element for perfumes. Wearing amber is imagined as armors for travelers. Its the symbol of divinity in Christianity and courage in Chinese mythology. Amber also represent the soul of the tiger. This precious matter was used as a healing object in early cultures.
Amber

Amber


Friday, 6 September 2013

Sandro Botticelli-Biography

Sandro Botticelli

Born: 1445, Florance, Italy
Died: May 17, 1510, Florance, Italy
Full Name: Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi Botticelli
Periods: Italian Renaissance, Early Renaissance, Renaissance
Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli


Sandro Botticelli a famous Italian painter, who born in 1445, in the city of Florence. His full name is Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi which means ‘small wine cask'. He was one of the most acclaimed painters in Italy during his lifetime. Botticelli’s father was a tanner and he was initially trained as a goldsmith. We know very few information about his early life. He was not too much known for centuries after his death. But in Italian renaissance he was one of the most individual painters. He got his posthumous reputation in late 19th century when a group of artist in England rediscovered his paintings. 

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Pig

Pig

Pig is a small mammal with short nose and tail. Its actually considered as a filthy animal. Its a symbol of Mother Goddess according to Egyptian culture. Pig also symbolize fertility and prosperity. Pig are associated with Vajravarahi (mate of Visnu) found in Hindu mythology. They are also associated with arrogance and selfishness. In Christianity pigs are linked with Satan. Eating pig are forbidden in Jewish and Muslim cultures.
Pig

Pig

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

The Rhinoceros is one of the giant animals of planet Earth. The name Rhinoceros came from two ancient Greek words. One is "rhino" means nose and another is "ceros" means horn. Normally they are not that rude. But Rhinoceros can be very dangerous when angry. They charge with his giant body mass pointing on his strong horn on his nose. Actually that horn was not made by bone. That is only concentrated skin. The most exiting thing about this magnificent beast is their skin is too thick to be cut by normal cutting accessories. The Rhinoceros symbolize power, jurisdiction, vigor, sovereignty and concord. They are the symbol of fertility and courage according the African culture. The modern symbol of the wildlife conservation is the black Rhinoceros. The are usually killed or hunted for their horn. The horn is useful for some medicine.

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus is giant animal with strong and big jaw. They are very territorial animal. Though they are vegetarian, if some animal or human cause any threat to hippo, they will attack with their brute force. In Africa most people died by the attack of hippos. This animal can mostly be found in African territory. The Egyptians has many myths about this giant animal. Actually the name Hippopotamus comes from Egypt. It means river horse. In ancient Egypt, hippos ruled the fertile mud of Nile river. There was a goddess named Tauret. She was a goddess of protection and fertility. She was portrayed as a standing hippo with human breasts. The Hippopotamus also symbolize rejuvenation and rebirth. The Hippopotamus of red color is associated with the god Seth and disorder.
Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Michelangelo Buonarroti-Biography

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Born: March 6, 1475, Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
Died: February 18, 1564, Rome, Italy
Full name: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Periods: Italian Renaissance, High Renaissance, Renaissance
Parents: Lodovico di Leonardo di Buonarroti di Simoni, Francesca di Neri del Miniato di Siena
Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, also known as Michelangelo was a famous High Renaissance Italian architect, sculptor, engineer, painter and poet. He had a significant role in developing western art. Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese near Arezzo, Tuscany. His father Lodovico di Leonardo di Buonarroti di Simoni was a government employee. Michelangelo was raise in Florence. Her mother Francesca di Neri del Miniato di Siena died there. Then he was raise by a stonecutter family. 

Cow

Cow

The cow is the most common domestic animal on earth. Its also very useful mammal. So that the cow symbolize nourishment. Its also associated with Mother Earth. Cow has crescent horns and that represent the Moon. Cow also gives milk. Milk is associated with the stars of the Milky Way. Cow is also very sacred animal in Hindu religion. Cow is the symbol of the god Krishna.
The Cow

The Cow

The Elephant

The Elephant

The Elephant is the most giant mammal living on the land of the earth. It has a large long nose in front of his head. It has a long tail and 2 big ears. The elephant is mostly associated with the culture of Africa and Asia. According to Buddhism, elephant is the symbol of patience and wisdom. They also represent strength and stability. There is a god according to Hindu religion named Ganesha. He has a head of an elephant. He is the god of business and prosperity.
The Elephant

The Elephant


The Horse

The Horse

From ancient periods, the horse have been a good friend and companion to mankind. Its a very useful mammal. The horse represents purity, speed, beauty, nobility and freedom. The horse is also describes as a solar symbol. It is symbol of intelligence according to bible. Horse also symbolize conquering power. This animal symbolize victory or destruction depending on its color. The white horse symbolize light, sun, day vitality, illumination, resurrection etc. The white horse is also associated with the winged white horse of Greek mythology named Pegasus. According to Muslim cultures horse is a symbol of happiness.
The Horse

The Horse

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Vincent van Gogh-Biography

Vincent van Gogh

Born: March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands
Died: July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Full name: Vincent Willem van Gogh
Period: Post-Impressionism
Parents: Theodorus van Gogh, Anna Cornelia Carbentus
Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert, Netherlands on March 30, 1853. His Father was a Protestant minister named Theodorus van Gogh and his mother was Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Vincent van Gogh was named after his elder brother, who died a year before him during birth. He also has 2 younger brothers and 3 sisters.

Monday, 26 August 2013

The Dog

The Dog

From early cultures the dog has been considered as a good pet and friend. Dog has strong nose and eye. So they are very sensitive to their surroundings. Because of they can sense any bad things or unusual activity. This animal symbolize friendship, loyalty, trust, and guardianship. Dog is also associated with fire and rain-making in early African and American culture.
Dog
Dog

Wolf

Wolf

The wolfs are hunting animal. They have strong sense of  smell and they hunt in a group. The wolf was a symbol of maternal care in ancient Roman culture. They also represented courage, victory and guardianship. Now a days, wolves are the symbol of cunning, cruelty and greed. They also symbolize free will and unity. Wolves are related mammal to dogs. So like dogs they also symbolize friendship and loyalty. In native American culture, the wolf is associated with pathfinder. They are also associated with adaptation powers. They also symbolize shapeshifting.
Wolf

Wolf

Leonardo da Vinci-Biography

Leonardo da Vinci

Born: April 15, 1452, Vinci, Italy
Died: May 2, 1519, Amboise, France
Full name: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
Period: High Renaissance
Parents: Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, Caterina
Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a famous polymath of high Renaissance. A Polymath is a person who have significant role in different subject areas. Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, musician, cartographer, botanist, sculptor, architect, inventor, mathematician, engineer, anatomist, geologist and writer.He is one of the most
talented as well as mysterious person of all time. He was born in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci on April 15, 1452. His father was "Antonio da Vinci". Who was a rich landlord. His mother was a peasant girl named "Caterina". Leonardo da Vinci was their out-of-wedlock son. He didn't had a surname actually. Cause "da Vinci" means "of Vinci". So his name means "Leonardo of Vinci".

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Fox

Fox

Fox is a sharp and hunting animal. This mammal is treacherous and sly. The fox is one of the most cunning animal. Fox is symbol of selfishness and treachery. Its also a shapeshifter in some cultures. Fox is found in many literature and folklore as a disguise. This animal can be found in every part of the world.
Fox

Fox

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Monkey

Monkey

Monkeys are the mammal close to humans. There are about 260 known living types of monkeys found on earth. In Hindu culture, monkeys are considered as gods. The god Hanuman is a monkey. He is the friend of great god Rama. But in Christian cultures, monkeys symbolize arrogance and cheating. The Japanese has the famous 3 mystic monkey myth that symbolize the correct path: see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.
Monkey

Monkey

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Bear

Bear

Bear are giant ferocious animal. There are several types of bear around the world.  Bear is associated with medicine, healing, and wisdom in many ancient cultures. Bears also symbolize courage and strength. A common national personification for Russia is a Russian Bear.
Bear

Bear

Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Kangaroos are large animal with 2 long rear legs and 2 short front legs. This mammal is a symbol of progress, energy and endurance. Cause Kangaroos can only move forward and this animal can keep moving for months without water. Kangaroos symbolize family ties in some culture. Kangaroos also symbolize ancestors in Australia.
Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Bat

Bat

Bats are the only mammal on earth who can fly like birds. They have very sensitive ear. Some bats can't see. And they use sound waves to locate the surroundings. There are 2 common types of Bat. Megabats and echolocating microbats. Bat is like a mixed creature of bird and rat. So bat is the symbol of duplicity. Its also associated with vampires and devil in the western culture. Some cultures consider Bat as a rain maker.
Bat

Bat

Rat

Rat

A rat is a small animal with 4 short legs, 2 small ears, 1 pointy nose, and a long tail. It has sharp front teeth. So it can tear something up with its teeth. Rat is commonly symbolic to death and destruction. But in the Asia region, Rats are the symbol of wealth and luck. According to Hindu religion, Rat is associated with the elephant headed god Ganesha. Ganesha is also the god of business.
Rat

Rat

Rabbit

Rabbit
Rabbits are small mammals with 2 long pointy ears, 1 short tail and 4 strong legs. They can run so fast. Rabbit is a symbol of the moon. It also symbolize rebirth and fertility according to some ancient cultures. Rabbit also represents vigilance in Christian symbolism for its speed and alertness. Rabbits foot is considered to bring good luck.
Rabbit

Rabbit


Agate

Agate

Agate is one of the oldest gemstones found in the history. This stone symbolize longevity and courage. Agate has a myth that it can make the wearer invisible. Agate was also used to increase harvesting. Agate can give protection from bad dreams. It was used as a jewelry since the ancient Babylonian times. This precious stone is found mostly from a mine in Germany since 1548. Agate is also found in Brazil, America, Uruguay, Madagascar, India, Egypt, China, Scotland etc.
Agate

Agate

Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Bloodstone is also know as heliotrope. This is a small green stone with distinctive red spots like blood. There is a myth that, bloodstone is formed by the bleeding of Christ and the green earth. This stone is considered as a healing stone. Bloodstone also symbolize  relations and purity. It is believed that Bloodstone can work as a helping material for removing obstacles. It also gives courage. Bloodstone was also used for stopping bleeding. I can also block evil. Bloodstone is commonly found in India, Brazil, China, America etc.
Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Cat's Eye

Cat's Eye

This stone is also known as tigers's eye. Cat's Eye represents mental  purity and insight. Its associated with meditation. There is some myths about Cat's Eye that, it can bring good luck and eliminate evil. This gemstone sources are India, Brazil, China, Madagascar, Burma and US.
Cat's Eye

Cat's Eye

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is a blue precious stone. It symbolize power, strength and wisdom. Lapis Lazuli is also the Egyptian symbol of truth. Lapis Lazuli has a myth that it can increase psychic strength and mind power. Its also a symbol of friendship. During the ancient Egyptian cultures, people buried a piece of Lapis Lazuli with the dead body for protection. During that period this stone was considered more valuable than gold. The sources of this stone are Russia, America, Chili. But the most famous source of Lapis Lazuli is the mountains of Afghanistan.
Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Crystal

Crystal

Crystals are the symbol of purity. Its also a important material of magic. There are many myths about crystals like- crystal balls of crystal eye etc. Crystals are considered as a healing and meditation tool for its ability to store and transmit energy.
Crystal

Crystal

Friday, 9 August 2013

Mammals

Mammals

From ancient ages, the mammals served a  huge source of symbolism. Many animals were symbolized as gods. They also represents luck and power and wisdom. Many mammals are linked with human characteristics. Some mammal were respected as a helpful creature. And some were treated badly for being the symbols of bad nature. The mammals of earth have influenced the mankind for creating vehicles, adopting with the nature etc.
Cheetah

Cheetah

Gold

Gold

We all know that gold is very precious. But is also a perfect metal. Its a long lasting and malleable metal. Gold is also rust proof. Gold shines with its sun-like golden color that symbolize the masculine Sun. Gold also represents perfection. This metal is the most stable matter on earth. So this precious unique metal also signifies the highest position of incorruptibility, spirit and purity. The earlier Inca empire covered their new kings with gold dust. Its also connected with various religions. Mayans, Incas and Aztecs worshipped gold. They also reserved gold for the top level individuals and the rituals. Gold is often awarded as the symbol of the highest honor or achievement. Like the Olympic gold medal. In many cultures, gold is often symbolize the corruption because of the crimes related with golds. The sources of Gold are South Africa, Chaina.
Gold

Gold