The mirror of Venus (?) and the shield of Mars (?) were symbols created by alchemy in connection with mythological gods.
In Roman mythology, Venus is considered the goddess of love, associated with harmony, beauty, and empathy. Mars, considered the god of war, is associated with aggression, strength, and impulsiveness. During studies, alchemists began to represent the symbols Venus as copper and Mars as iron.
Gender differentiation through symbols began with depictions of male, female, and hybrid plants (?, ?, and ?). Today, a gender symbol is a pictogram or glyph used to represent sex/gender in biology or medicine, genealogy, or the sociological fields of gender politics, LGBTQIA+ subculture, and identity politics.
Since the 2000s, several variants have been created in the context of LGBTQIA+ culture and politics to fit the existing diversity. Here are some examples:
Meaning of Gender Symbol Tattoo:
- Mythological Gods