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Cross of St. Peter

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Cross of St. Peter

The Cross of St. Peter or Petrine Cross is an inverted Latin cross traditionally used as a Christian symbol, but in recent times also used widely as an anti-Christian symbol (a meaning which is not valid with respect to traditional conventions of Christian symbolism).

The origin of the symbol comes from the Catholic tradition that Simon Peter was crucified upside down, as told by Origen of Alexandria.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Religious Symbols.

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