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:

Aum or Om Symbol

Aum or Om (in Devanagari ॐ) is one of the most sacred symbols in Hinduism. In Sanskrit known as praṇava (प्रणव) lit. "to sound out loudly" or oṃkāra (ओंकार) lit. "oṃ syllable")

Read more »

Awen Symbol

In some forms of Neo-Druidism the term is symbolized by an emblem showing three straight lines that spread apart as they move downward, drawn within a circle or a series of circles of varying thickness, often with a dot, or point, atop each line. The symbol was invented by Iolo Morganwg and adopted by some Neo-Druids.

Read more »

Ayizan

In Vodou, and especially in Haiti, Ayizan (also Grande Ai-Zan, Aizan, or Ayizan Velekete) is the loa of the marketplace and commerce.

Read more »

Baha'i Star

This is a symbol of the Baha'i Faith

Read more »

Boar

When it comes to symbolic meaning, the boar can be distinctly different from the “pig”, so this article will only address the former. While there are some general connotations to the boar that are fairly easy to understand, there are also innumerable cultural associations that follow in the tracks of this animal, wherever it happens to reside.

Read more »

Bridgeville United Church Tartan

When one thinks of Scotland, many iconic images come to mind; rolling green hills, ancient castles, and Nessie swimming in her loch.

Read more »

Bull

Powerful in all senses of the word, the bull has held symbolic importance for thousands of years across many different cultures.

Read more »

Camunian rose

The Camunian rose (or in Italian Rosa camuna) is the name given to a particular symbol represented among the rock carvings of Val Camonica. It consists of a meandering closed line that winds around nine cup marks. It is engraved in the form symmetrical, asymmetrical or swastika.

Read more »

Canterbury cross

The Canterbury Cross is one of the crosses that are used to symbolise the Christian faith. It is so called because it was designed after a Saxon brooch, dating ca. 850 that was found in 1867 in Canterbury, England.[

Read more »

Celtic Cross

Celtic cross (Irish: cros Cheilteach, Scottish Gaelic: crois Cheilteach, Manx: crosh Cheltiagh, Welsh: croes Geltaidd, Cornish: krows geltek, Breton: kroaz geltek) is a symbol that combines a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection.

Read more »

Chapel of Sacred Mirrors Symbol

The mission of 

CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors is to build an enduring sanctuary of visionary art 
to inspire and evolve the creative spirit.

Read more »

Chi Rho

The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram, and is used by some Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters chi and rho (ΧΡ) of the Greek word "ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ" =Christ in such a way to produce the monogram. Although not technically a Christian cross, the Chi-Rho invokes the crucifixion of Jesus, as well as symbolizing his status as the Christ.

Read more »

Chiwara

A Chiwara (also Chi wara, Ci Wara, or Tyi Wara; Bambara: ciwara; French: tchiwara) is a ritual object representing an antelope, used by the Bambara ethnic group in Mali.

Read more »

Christian Church(Disciples of Christ)

This is the symbol of Protestant Christian organization The Christian Church(Disciples of Christ)

Read more »

Christian Cross

The Christian cross, seen as a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, is the best-known religious symbol of Christianity.

Read more »

Have a discussion about the Religious Symbols category with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this symbols category to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Religious Symbols." Symbols.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 15 Jul 2020. <https://www.symbols.com/category/5/Religious+Symbols>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited symbols collection on the web!

Graphical index

Use our unique search feature to find a symbol based on its various graphical characteristics:


  • Symmetry:
  • Shape:
  • Colors:
  • Curveness:
  • Crossing: