The Tree of Life (521 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)
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- Type: 500+ Piece Puzzle
The Tree of Life is a historical symbol worldwide in various cultures, religions, mythologies, and folk tales. It is a powerful and versatile symbol with deep spiritual and philosophical meaning representing interconnectedness, growth, and life cycle and stems from ancient times. The oldest known example was found in Turkey, dating back to about 7000 BC.
In many traditions, the tree is seen as a symbol of wisdom, strength, and immortality. It can also symbolize the connection between the Earth and the heavens, as its roots reach the ground and branches stretch towards the sky.
It represents the source of life, a force that connects all lives or the cycle of life and death itself. Various myths include supernatural guardians protecting the tree and its fruits that grant immortality to those who eat it. It is typically planted at the center of the world, often within a sacred garden or forest. The tree of life is closely related to both the world tree, a motif found across many cultures that is typified by the Norse belief in the sacred tree Yggdrasill, and the tree of knowledge, which was said to grow in the Garden of Eden in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
In science, the Tree of Life is often used as a metaphor for the connection between the diversity of all life on Earth. Every organism on Earth appears to descend from a single common ancestor that existed roughly 3.5 billion years ago. As that ancestor and its descendants reproduced, life diverged in speciation. These divergences are often compared to branches on a single evolutionary tree. Phylogenetics is the study of how different groups of organisms are related to each other, using genetics and other evidence to create diagrams that explain the evolutionary history, called phylogenetic trees (or phylogenies).
It is the antecedent to the family tree, representing the connection to one's family and ancestors. The intricate network of branches represents growth and expansion throughout generations. It also symbolizes fertility as it always finds a way to keep growing through seeds or new saplings, and it is lush and green, which signifies its vitality.
The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many themed, shaped, whimsy wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces. We have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
- Includes a bonus poster to guide assembly
Number of Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces: 521
- Artist: © Ray Troll
- Completed Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Size: 15” X 11”
- Serial #: NP24-521-671
- Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Thickness: 4mm
- Cut Style: Modern
- Difficulty: Level 3
- Made in the USA
- Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults