Chains are the physical constraints
of bondage and slavery; it is not surprising, therefore, that they have naturally
come to symbolize these concepts. Chains also represent communication and marriage,
a powerful and lasting unity between two entities. Of power and spirituality,
Louis XI of France - "thou are so ferocious in battle that thou must be
chained up, for I do not wish to lose thee lest I need thy help once more."
In Egypt, can also stand for dual streams, involution and evolution, of the
universe. In Greek mythology, can be a ladder to heaven, Zeus pulls it up. Chain
of gold shows merit.
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