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:

Peacock

Although indigenous to the Indian sub-continent, the peacock has spread far beyond its native land and acquired symbolic meaning in a number of diverse cultures.

Read more »

Pentagram

A pentagram (sometimes known as a pentalpha or pentangle or a star pentagon) is the shape of a five-pointed star drawn with five straight strokes.

Read more »

Pomegranate

The pomegranate is a fruit with a very long history, both as a culinary staple and as a cultural symbol.

Read more »

Prayer Wheel

A prayer wheel is a cylindrical "wheel" (Tibetan: འཁོར་, Wylie: 'khor) on a spindle made from metal, wood, stone, leather or coarse cotton.

Read more »

Rainbow

When it comes to natural phenomena, there are few things more intangible (for lack of a better term) than rainbows: you can’t pick them up in your hand like a rock; you can’t hear them like a thunderclap or a strong wind; you can’t feel them on your skin like rain; and you can’t remove things from them like fruit off a tree. Nonetheless, the rainbow is one of the most ubiquitous natural phenomena known to humanity. Artists have painted them, poets have written about them, and nearly every culture has assigned them powerful symbolic meanings, no matter where on the planet those cultures were located.

Read more »

Red and black awareness ribbon

The Red and Black Ribbon is used on Atheist Solidarity Day.

Read more »

Rice (grain)

Throughout East and South Asia, rice cultivation stretches back many thousands of years, and it remains an immensely important foodstuff in both regions today. Over its very long history, this simple grain has acquired a vast number of symbolic meanings. While these connotations vary in specifics from region to region, they also display certain common themes.

Read more »

Ringstone

The ringstone symbol was designed by `Abdu'l-Bahá, Bahá'u'lláh's son and successor, and as its name implies, is the most common symbol found on rings worn by Bahá'ís, but it is also used on necklaces, book covers, and paintings

Read more »

Rub el Hizb

The Rub el Hizb (Arabic: ربع الحزب‎ rubʿ al-ḥizb) is a Muslim symbol, represented as two overlapping squares, which is found on a number of emblems and flags. In Arabic, Rubʻ means "one fourth, quarter", while Hizb means a group or party.

Read more »

Sacred Chao

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

Read more »

Saffron

Saffron is a spice with both culinary uses and symbolic importance. Difficult to find and time consuming to gather and process, it was highly prized by many cultures and has acquired a number of important meanings over the centuries.

Read more »

Sahasrara

Sahasrara (Sanskrit: सहस्रार, Sahasrāra), or Sahastrara, is the seventh primary chakra, according to Hindu tradition.

The Sahasrara is described as having 1,000 multi-coloured petals which are arranged in 20 layers, each of them with 50 petals. The pericarp is golden and a circular moon region is inscribed on it with a downward pointing triangle.

Read more »

Sandalwood

Sandalwood is famous for its highly fragrant aroma, and its symbolic meanings largely stem from this quality. Both the wood itself and products made from it have occupied a significant place in many circles.

Read more »

Scallop Shell

This little marine bivalve holds a great deal of symbolism inside its elegant shell.

Read more »

Scientology symbol

The "new-era" Scientology symbol is an "S" curving through two triangles. The "S" stands for Scientology. The top triangle represents a set of Scientology factors — knowledge, responsibility and control. Collectively the first three factors make up the KRC triangle. The lower triangle consists of the ARC triangle of affinity, reality and communication.

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: