Grapevine Meanings and Tattoo Ideas
Granted, tattoos of grapevines might not be the top ten most-popular subjects. But, I saw a very nicely rendered grapevine tattoo on a fellow at an art festival last week, and it got me inspired to do a little symbolic research.
Grapes and grapevine tattoo ideas are in-line with the Latin tenet in vino veritas, which means "in wine there is wisdom."
Wine is a derivative of grapes, and was considered to be the nectar of the gods in Greco-Roman myth. Therefore, grapes and grapevines are seen as the purest essence of godliness - namely immortality.
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Grapes, grapevines and wine are associated with the Greco-Roman gods Dionysus/Bacchus.
Grapes are commonly seen in Christian art to convey the association between wine and the blood of Christ. In this light, grapes are symbolic of sacrifice and the overflowing abundance of divine love.
The grapevine is also symbolic of the Israelites, and the tree of the Messiah is sometimes compared to a grapevine in the old testament.
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I hope after reading these thoughts on grape/grapevine meanings, you come away inspired. What's more...maybe this article was as eye-opening for you as it was for me in researching/writing it.
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An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings
Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)
As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!