• Category: Tower Clipart
  • Amount: 25+
  • Date: December 16, 2017

A predominantly vertical structure, associated by the symbologist with the idea of an AXIS MUNDI linking HEAVEN and EARTH. The Biblical Tower of BABEL (BABYLON) is a mythical symbol of the hubris of our early ancestors, who believed that they could master even the heavens themselves. There are positive associations, however, with certain towers frequently depicted in the Christian tradition: the lighthouse, whose LIGHT guides the SHIP of life, or the citadel tower that protects the faithful against the forces of Satan. The VIRGIN Mary is referred to in litanies as the Tower of David or a tower of ivory, showing the way to heaven, as does the entire Church. In the early Christian text Pastor Hermae (The Shepherd of Herma, ca. A. D. 140), the Church is likened to a great tower over the water, made of splendid ashlars. Literal towers for churches were not built until the Middle Ages, when they served to make the sound of the BELLS resonate at a great distance. The earliest such structures were bell towers isolated from the sanctuaries. The TAROT card The LIGHTNING-Struck Tower (French La Maison-Dieu) in the Major Arcana-as lightning strikes, people plunge from the tower to the earth belowis interpreted as a reference to human presumptuousness, as in the story of Babel. In HERALDRY enclosed towers with pinnacles and gates appear frequently in the arms of cities, especially when the name of the city ends in -burg or -bourg (literally, fortress). According to the speculative interpretation of Bockler (1688), towers in the arms of families refer to strongholds that the founder of the line successfully either stormed or defended. ''It is thus clear that the tower must designate persons of great merit. As an attribute of saints, the tower is associated with Bernard of Aosta, Leocadia of Toledo, and Barbara (who was imprisoned in a tower by her father). Towers as prisons appear frequently in fairy tales (e.g. , Rapunzel), legend, and history (e.g., the Tower of London).

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