Armor is, symbolically and literally, a mode of protection. In Christian myth, it is a symbol of protection from evil (Cooper, 1978). Can also be a symbol of the glorious aspects of war: chivalry, knighthood and protection, as well as the sinister aspects: fanaticism and brute force.

(Related entry: MASKS).

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