A symbol of peace
The beauty of characters is that they are capable of working even though few people understand their origin. The main thing is what they mean. A beautiful example is the peace symbol in the form of a circle and mysterious lines inside. Everyone knows this pacifist badge, it is replicated as widely as possible. Its value is available to many. But what exactly is depicted - units know (you know?). Popular version: the symbol is a schematic drawing of a crossed-out rocket (it’s hard to see there). The correct decoding is different and, in my opinion, is a difficult rebus. The world icon is actually the coded letters N and D - Nuclear disarmament, the base of the code is the semaphore alphabet, the alphabet for transmitting signals using checkboxes. The badge was created in 1958 by British designer Herald Holton (Gerald Holtom) to demonstrate against nuclear weapons. Thus, the badge is not ancient, not sacred and was originally created for campaigning against the nuclear arms race. Most likely, the author himself did not suspect that his child would be so popular and would be used so widely.