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Help with the Tree of Life Symbol

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    Posted: 27-Jan-2013 at 14:20
Moved from General History to QA.
I'm new in this forum and I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this, but I'll give it a shot.

I wonder where does this symbol for Tree of Life comes from.

Thank you in advance.

Edited by Centrix Vigilis - 27-Jan-2013 at 14:33
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jan-2013 at 14:40
Could be coming from any number of theological systems ancient or contemporary. Might even be a representation of some specific herb or plant associated with long living properties used in ancient or current folk medicine or mysticism. So I would begin there.
That particular representation reminds me of the Acacia pycnantha.
Good luck on your research effort.
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jan-2013 at 15:01
It's handling suggests a woodcut.  Stylistically, it doesn't give me any clues, though it would appear to be fairly modern. [Within last 300 years].
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jan-2013 at 19:39
It's the Bodhi-tree, and is a banyan tree.
What a handsome figure of a dragon. No wonder I fall madly in love with the Alani Dragon now, the avatar, it's a gorgeous dragon picture.
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