In culture and society, upside symbols are often used to convey the opposite of something. For tattoo wearers of the upside-down peace symbol, this may mean anti-peace or indicate a pro-war perspective.
The modern peace sign was designed by Gerald Holtom for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in 1958. The vertical line in the center represents the flag semaphore signal for the letter D, and the downward lines on either side represent the semaphore signal for the letter N.
Rapecki, an occult expert in Flagstaff, Ariz., and author of a book on satanic symbols, said that to some groups, the peace symbol represents Nero’s Cross, which he described as an upside-down cross with broken arms.
The inverted “V” sign, also known as the inverted rabbit ears sign, is a radiological sign described in subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord. It refers to the appearance of the spinal cord on axial MRI slices 1–3.
It originated as a symbol used by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC). An artist, Gerald Holtom, was on the groups’ board, and as a well-known designer, stepped up to create a symbol that would have not only a visual but also a political impact.
The “sign of the horns” hand gesture is used in criminal gang subcultures to indicate membership or affiliation with Mara Salvatrucha. The significance is both the resemblance of an inverted “devil horns” to the Latin letter ‘M’, and in the broader demonic connotation, of fierceness and nonconformity.
The victory hand emoji, ✌️, is a representation of the peace sign.
In Christianity, it is associated with the martyrdom of Peter the Apostle. The symbol originates from the Catholic tradition that when sentenced to death, Peter requested that his cross be upside down, as he felt unworthy of being crucified in the same manner as Jesus.
turned over completely; inverted. 2. ( upside-down when prenominal) informal. confused; muddled; topsy-turvy.
Use a compass to make the peace symbol.
Take the straight edge. Draw a straight line down the middle of the circle. Then, draw a second straight line down the middle of the circle.
3. 1. \land gives ∧, and is short for “logical and”. In the context of logic, ∧ is the conjunction. It can also denote other things in other contexts (wedge products, exterior products, for example).
Lambda: Λ λ
Uppercase Lambda looks like an upside down capital V.
The sign has also called the “peace sign” or can indicate “V” for “victory.” However, in countries such as the UK, Ireland, Australia, and India, it can be offensive to create a “V” with your fingers if your palm is facing toward you.
“The first mark on paper, according to Mr Holtom, was a white circle within a black square, followed by various versions of the Christian cross within the circle.
A dove, or an olive branch, are often used as symbols of peace. These derive from the story of Noah in the Old Testament, which tells how, after a terrible flood which wiped out most human beings and animals, God made peace with humankind.