WhatsApp: What does the wizard emoji mean?

This time of year is when these types of emojis such as the magician are used more in WhatsApp, but do you know their true meaning and origin?

The arrival of emojis to the digital world has made it easier for users to express their feelings in conversations on WhatsApp and other platforms. They are generally divided into six categories among which are yellow faces, food, animals, weather conditions, numbers and symbols.

Currently, it is very common to replace words or phrases with an emoji that expresses exactly what you want to say. WhatsApp has made its catalog of emojis available to everyone, which makes their real meaning clear, be it happiness, sadness, dream, anger, disappointment, among others, but there are some more whose interpretation is subject to different cultural contexts depending on the environment of the person using them.

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This emoticon was christened “Mage” and was approved as part of Unicode 10.0 in 2017 and was added to Emoji 5.0 in 2017. It is a stereotype of a cartoon magician with a hood, robe, beard and cane. For all fantasy lovers, this is an icon that they surely use a lot. You could also use it when you want to see a magic movie or are looking for a wizard costume, especially for this time of year.

We will talk a little about the origin of a magician, this character was a member of an ancient Media tribe that focused on religious and funeral practices. After the conversion of this tribe to Zoroastrianism, they were considered, by the three Persian empires, guardians of the legacy of Zarathustra (although they added in their religion several themes or elements of Babylon, such as astrology, demonology and magic. that in their religious rites they poured libations of milk, oil and honey on a flame and at the same time said prayers and sang, wearing white garments, a tiara, and in their hands a bundle of tamarisk branches.

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It is important to mention that, despite having the same Unicode coding, each platform can vary the design of each emoji to adapt to its operating system or interface. On many occasions this generates a great difference in the interpretation of the same symbol.

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