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* '''[[Religion|Religious]]:''' e.g. Apostle John the [[lion]], [[Sir Gawain]] and the [[pentagram]].
 
* '''[[Religion|Religious]]:''' e.g. Apostle John the [[lion]], [[Sir Gawain]] and the [[pentagram]].
* '''Business:''' the [[trademark]]s or personal signs of a craftsman, objects used to indicate skill in a certain craft.
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* '''Business:''' the [[trademark]]s or personal signs of a [[craftsman]], objects used to indicate skill in a certain craft.
 
* '''[[Heraldry]]:''' the [[device]]s and [[badge]]s of [[nobility]] and those allied with them.
 
* '''[[Heraldry]]:''' the [[device]]s and [[badge]]s of [[nobility]] and those allied with them.
   

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Symbols were just as important in medieval society as logos and trademarks are today. They came in many different forms:

Symbols were commonly used in a metaphorical sense to associate virtues or characteristics with a certain symbol or item. For instance, peacocks might have been considered to exemplify vanity, so a haughty noble may be called a peacock.

See also:


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