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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Christian Science

This is the Seal for the First Church of Christ,Scientist

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Chrysanthemum

In parts of eastern Asia, the chrysanthemum is extremely important as a cultural symbol. Although the lotus flower has symbolic meaning across a larger swath of the continent, in China and Japan it runs into some stiff competition from this golden-hued beauty.

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Church of God

This is the logo of the Church of God Cleveland,Tennessee

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Church of Scientology

This is a logo of the Church of Scientology

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Church of Scientology cross symbol

Church of Scientology cross symbol

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Church of Spiritual Technology logo

Church of Spiritual Technology logo

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Coconut

Usually associated with tropical climates, elaborate cocktails and high-calorie pastries, the coconut also has cultural symbolism on a more esoteric level.

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Community Of Christ

This is the logo of the Community Of Christ(Formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints).

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Conch

Tibetan Buddhists make use of a particular set of eight auspicious symbols, ashtamangala, in household and public art. Some common interpretations are given although each symbol although different teachers may give different interpretations.

The right-turning white conch shell (Sanskrit: Śaṅkha; Tibetan: དུང་གྱས་འཁྱིལ, Wylie: dung gyas 'khyil), representing the beautiful, deep, melodious, interpenetrating and pervasive sound of the Buddhadharma, which awakens disciples from the deep slumber of ignorance and urges them to accomplish their own welfare and the welfare of others;

In Hinduism the Conch is an attribute of Vishnu as is the Wheel (Sudarshana). Vaishnavism holds that Shakyamuni Buddha is an Avatar of Vishnu.

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Coral

Found primarily in warm or tropical waters, coral presents a somewhat enigmatic facade that nonetheless carries multiple symbolic meanings.

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Cross and Crown

The Cross and Crown (a cross passing through a crown), is seen by some to be a Christian symbol appearing in many churches, particularly Roman Catholic; and has also been used in heraldry.

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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).

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Cross of Tau

The Cross of Tau, named after the Greek letter it resembles, is suspected to have originated with the Egyptians. It has been a symbol to many cultures before Christianity, including a mention in the Old Testament book of Ezekiel. It has been adopted by Christianity as a representation of the Cross. It is strongly identified with the bull in the astrological sign of Taurus.

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Cross of the Evangelists

A variation of the Christian Cross.

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Dates

The cultivation of dates began over 5000 years ago, and the fruit is still an important foodstuff in many parts of the world. In terms of symbolism, the date has much in common with the fig, and aside from the fruit itself, date palm trees hold symbolic importance in their own right.

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