I need help identifying the symbols of this image (source):

nine circular symbols in black and white, some of which may represent Chinese characters

Google claims these are "traditional oriental Korean symmetrical zen symbols in black symbolizing longevity," but I would like a description of each symbol.

  • there’re nine symbols in each groups, which one do you want to know? Nov 15, 2022 at 4:43

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Known to me:

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陰陽 - Yin and yang, a Chinese philosophical concept that describes opposite but interconnected forces. The symbol is a diagram of taijitu (太極圖). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taijitu

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- felicity, luck, good fortune.

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祿 - wealth and prosperity.

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- life (length), also longevity.

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