Tuesday, 28 April 2009

The unofficial NAMI-logo



Artwork by anonymous

5 comments:

Gianna said...

I don't get it? Am I missing something? Remember my cognition suffers!

Marian said...

Gianna: Wings (the dangerous gift) tied to the I by a snake (the rod of Asclepius). See?

Gianna said...

I don't know what that symbolism means? I've seen it often enough but I don't know what it means...

I suppose I'm showing my ignorance here.

Marian said...

The rod of Asclepius is the symbol for medicine.

"The ambiguity of the serpent as a symbol, and the contradictions it is thought to represent, reflect the ambiguity of the use of drugs, which can help or harm, as reflected in the meaning of the term pharmakon, which meant 'drug', 'medicine' and 'poison' in ancient Greek."
From Wikipedia

Gianna said...

thanks!