Religious Symbols

This page lists all the various symbols in the Religious Symbols category.

Religious symbolism is the use of symbols, including archetypes, acts, artwork, events, or natural phenomena, by a religion. Religions view religious texts, rituals, and works of art as symbols of compelling ideas or ideals. Symbols help create a resonant mythos expressing the moral values of the society or the teachings of the religion, foster solidarity among adherents, and bring adherents closer to their object of worship.

Symbols in this category:

The Chai Symbol

Chai (Hebrew: חַי‎ "living" ḥay) is a Hebrew word that figures prominently in Jewish culture; the Hebrew letters of the word are often used as a visual symbol.

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The endless knot or eternal knot

The endless knot or eternal knot

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The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor

The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor

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The Kolovrat

The Kolovrat (Коловрат) Swastika (Свастика) is the foremost symbol representing Rodnovery amongst East Slavic peoples and traditions.

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The Papal Cross Symbol

The papal cross is an emblem for the office of the Pope in ecclesiastical heraldry.

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The Quatrefoil Symbol

In art, architecture, and traditional Christian symbolism, the quatrefoil is a type of decorative framework consisting of a symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially-overlapping circles of the same diameter. The word quatrefoil means "four leaves", from Latin quattuor, four, plus folium, a leaf. and applies to general four-lobed shapes in various contexts.

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The Sacred Chao Symbol

The Sacred Chao is a symbol used by Discordians to illustrate the interrelatedness of order and disorder.

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The Taegeuk Symbol

Taegeuk (also rendered as Taeguk) is the Korean pronunciation of the Chinese word taiji which is translated as "great polarity" and commonly associated with certain philosophical values. It is also the symbol that makes up the center of the South Korean Flag and the source for its name, Taegeukgi.

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The Tetractys Symbol

The tetractys (Greek: τετρακτύς), or tetrad, is a triangular figure consisting of ten points arranged in four rows: one, two, three, and four points in each row, which is the geometrical representation of the fourth triangular number. As a mystical symbol, it was very important to the secret worship of the Pythagoreans.

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The Trefoil Symbol

Trefoil (from Latin trifolium, "three-leaved plant", French trèfle, Italian trifoglio, German Dreiblatt and Dreiblattbogen) is a graphic form composed of the outline of three overlapping rings used in architecture and Christian symbolism. The term is also applied to other symbols of three-fold shape.

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Three Jewels

The Three Jewels, also called the Three Treasures, Three Refuges, Precious Triad, or most commonly the Triple Gem Pali: त्रिरत्न (triratna), are the three things that Buddhists take refuge in, and look toward for guidance, in the process known as taking refuge.

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Tibetan Aum

Since Buddhism arose out of Hinduism, it is not surprising that the mantra 'Aum' was absorbed into the Buddhist tradition; however, Buddhists almost never transliterate it as ‘Aum,’ but use ‘Om’ instead.

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Tiratana

The tiratana represents the three most fundamental aspects of Buddhism.

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Tomoe

A tomoe (巴?), also 鞆絵, and tomowe (ともゑ?) in its archaic form, is a Japanese abstract shape described as a swirl that resembles a comma or the usual form of a magatama.

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Torii

A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred.

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