sex symbols

January 25, 2023

Useless Information

~ The female symbol represents a woman holding a mirror and is the astronomical symbol for Venus
the Roman goddess of love and beauty

~ the male symbol represents the shield and spear and is associated with Mars
the Roman god of war
~ the male and female symbols were first used by botanist Carl Linnaeus to denote the gender of plants

(The Essential Book of Useless Information by Don Vorhees)

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