The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols
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Basic Information

Witten by Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant.

The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols is a book which explains the symbology behind a vast range of items and concepts.



Game and Story Use

  • Use this book if you want to give your adventures a deeper layer of context and associated imagery.
    • This is especially appropriate for mythic or dream settings, but even hard SF or real world campaigns can benefit from those - after all, people in the setting are likely aware of these associations and use them as well.
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