An ax having a two-edged blade.
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emblem of fecundity. [Folklore: Jobes, 163]
variation of Jupiter’s thunderbolt. [Rom. Myth.: Jobes, 163]
symbol of the sun. [Hindu and Western Folklore: Cirlot, 22]
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