The labrys, a double-edged hatchet or axe, is a symbol of strength and unity for the lesbian community. Demeter, the Goddess of Earth, is said to have used a labrys as her sceptre, especially in religious ceremony

The God Apollo loved a young man called Hyacinth, when he dies it is said that Apollo made a flower out of his blood, this is why the Hyacinth is the divine patron of same sex lovers.

Soldiers in Ancient Greece were encouraged to take each other as lovers. It was believed that a man fighting alongside another man whom he loved was a much fiercer warrior.