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.

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Tursaansydän

The tursaansydän (Finnish for "heart of Tursas" or "heart of octopus" ) or mursunsydän ("heart of the walrus") is an ancient symbol used in Northern Europe. The symbol originates from prehistoric times and incorporates a swastika.

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Two Goldfish

The two goldfish (Sanskrit: Gaur-matsya; Tibetan: ག་, Wylie: gser nya), representing the state of fearless suspension in a harmless ocean of samsara, metaphorically often refer to buddha-eyes or rigpa-sight; symbolises the auspiciousness of all sentient beings in a state of fearlessness without danger of drowning in the Samsaric Ocean of Suffering, and migrating from place to place and teaching to teaching freely and spontaneously just as fish swim freely without fear through water.

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Unicursal hexagram

The unicursal hexagram is a hexagram or six-pointed star that can be traced or drawn unicursally, in one continuous line rather than by two overlaid triangles. The hexagram can also be depicted inside a circle with the points touching it.

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Unification Church

This is the logo of the Unification Church which was started by Sun Myung Moon in 1954

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Unitarian Universalism

This is a symbol of Unitarian Universalism which formed into the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1961 when the American Unitarian Association combined with the Universalist Church of America.

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United Pentacostal Church

This is the logo of the United Pentecostal Church

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Valknut

The valknut is a symbol consisting of three interlocked triangles, and appears on various Germanic objects. A number of theories have been proposed for its significance.

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Vendox

Also known as the Millettism Symbol, the vendox is the best-known symbolic representation of The Philosophy of Millettism, also known as Astronism, founded by Cometan.

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Vesica piscis

The vesica piscis is a shape that is the intersection of two circles with the same radius, intersecting in such a way that the center of each circle lies on the perimeter of the other. The name literally means the "bladder of a fish" in Latin. The shape is also called mandorla ("almond" in Italian).

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Veve of Baron Samedi

Baron Samedi (Baron Saturday, also Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi, or Bawon Sanmdi) is one of the Loa of Haitian Vodou.

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Veve of Damballa

In Vodou, Damballah is one of the most important of all the loa (also spelled lwa). Damballah is the Sky God and considered the primordial creator of all life.

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Veve of Maman Brigitte

In Vodou, Maman Brigitte (Grann Brigitte, Manman, Manman Brigit, Manman Brijit) is a death loa, the wife of Baron Samedi.

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Veve of Ogoun

In the Yoruba religion, Ogun (or Ogoun, Ogún, Ogou, Ogum, Oggun) is an orisha (deity) and loa (spirit) who presides over iron, hunting, politics and war

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Veve of Papa Legba

In Haitian Vodou, Papa Legba is loa who is the intermediary between the loa and humanity. He stands at a spiritual crossroads and gives (or denies) permission to speak with the spirits of Guinee, and is believed to speak all human languages.

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Vishuddha: The Throat Chakra

Vishuddha (also Vishuddhi) is depicted as a silver crescent within a white circle, with 16 light or pale blue, or turquoise petals. The seed mantra is Ham, and the residing deity is Panchavaktra shiva, with 5 heads and 4 arms, and the Shakti is Shakini.

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