“A symbol is something which represents an idea, a physical entity or a process but is distinct from it. The purpose of a symbol is to communicate meaning. For example, a red octagon may be a symbol for “STOP”. On a map, a picture of a tent might represent a campsite. Numerals are symbols for numbers. Personal names are symbols representing individuals. a red rose symbolises love and compassion.”
Mexican symbol of life
Life and Death
The ancient Mexican Indian concept of duality is seen in these life-death stutuettes.
The lord of the dead, was also the custodian (takes care of) of the bones of all past human generations.