Principal Images of Innocence and Experience

Innocence Experience
Divine Images Good parents False father and wicked stepmother
Wise old people Kings
Fairy godmothers Goddess of courtly love
Sky Images Music of the spheres King’s blazing crown
Fiery sword Lover’s flashing eyes
Fairies and spirits
Human Images One flesh of marriage The body politic
The shepherd Gardener and farmer
Animal Images Sheep Ape
Faithful hound Hawks, falcons
Domestic animals Swans and peacocks
Dove Lion
Unicorns and dolphins
Vegetable Images Pastoral settings Formal gardens
Eden Farm
Magician’s wand Royal scepter
Blossom Banner
Water Images Spring rain The opposing sea
Dew River
Mineral Images Paths Courtyards
Cottages Capital city
Enchanted castle The highway