【www.5ykj.com - 莲山课件】The symbols of peace We humans love to express ourselves with images. The symbols of peace now in use may have been invented to express a specific idea, or evolved from a form that meant something completely different in times gone by. By knowing their origins and many interpretations (解释), you can choose the peace symbol that best expresses your views. Make it your personal peace sign and let your friends and the world know where you stand. V ①V_for_victory_is_likely_to_begin_in_the_Second_World_War._In the 1960s and 1970s, it was adopted as a greeting of love, and became associated with both peace and love. Some say it means victory for peace and truth. Olive branch This has a near universal(普遍的) significance as one of the symbols of peace. Greeks have long used it as a peace symbol. They also awarded olive wreaths(花环) to champions in the ancient Olympics—when wars were traditionally suspended (暂缓)．Noah released(放飞) a dove from the ark (方舟)．②_It_returned_carrying_an_olive_branch,_symbolizing_the_end_of_the_flood_and_a_future_home_for_man.