As I reviewed my books on mythology, folklore, and symbols I was quite surprised to find that J.E. Cirlot had neglected to discuss the symbolism of the queen yet devoted a page and a half to the symbolism of the king. I wonder what Maria Gimbutas would have made of his omission. I also found no mention of king or queen symbolism in my dictionaries of ancient Mexico and Mayan cultures nor in my Native American mythology books. Although there was a brief mention of king symbolism in my dictionary of Chinese symbolism, no word about the symbolism of the queen. The queen and king together represent the perfect union, completeness, the androgyne, the sun and the moon, heaven and earth, and day and night.