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:

Agwé

In Vodou, and especially in Haiti, Agwé, also spelt Agoueh, is a loa who rules over the sea, fish, and aquatic plants, as well as the patron loa of fishermen and sailors. He is considered to be married to Erzulie Freda and La Sirene.

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Ajna: The Brow Chakra

Ajna is symbolised by a lotus with two petals, and corresponds to the colours violet, indigo or deep blue, though it is traditionally described as white. It is at this point that the two side nadis Ida and Pingala are said to terminate and merge with the central channel Sushumna, signifying the end of duality.

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Alhussain الحسين

Alhussain Ibn Ali

الحسين ابن علي

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Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega, alpha (α or Α) and omega (ω or Ω), are the first and the last letters of the Greek alphabet and are an appellation of Christ or of God in the Book of Revelation. These couple of letters are used as Christian symbols, and are often combined with the Cross, Chi-rho, or other Christian symbols.

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American Atheists

Founded in 1963, American Atheists is a major player in the ongoing battle to separate religious teachings from government proceedings.

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Anahata: The Heart Chakra

Anahata, or Anahata-puri, or padma-sundara is symbolised by a circular flower with twelve green petals. (See also heartmind.) Within it is a yantra of two intersecting triangles, forming a hexagram, symbolising a union of the male and female. The seed mantra is Yam, the presiding deity is Ishana Rudra Shiva, and the Shakti is Kakini.

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Anchor Cross

This symbol, which can take several different forms, is a variation of the Christian cross.

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Anchor Cross (alternate #1) or White lead

This symbol, which can take several different forms, is a variation of the Christian cross.

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Anchor Cross (alternate #2)

This symbol, which can take several different forms, is a variation of the Christian cross.

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Angel Moroni

Because of his instrumentality in the restoration of the gospel, Moroni is commonly identified by Latter-day Saints as the angel mentioned in Revelation 14:6, "having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people."

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Ankh

The ankh, also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning "cross with a handle"), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life", a triliteral sign for the consonants.

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Apocalyptic Trees, Merlán, Galicia

Symbols carved on the lintel above the South Door of the Church of San Salvador, Merlán, Galicia, Spain

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Apple

One of the most symbolic of all fruits, apples have held a central place in the traditions of many cultures.

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Apple of Discord

"apple of discord" is used to signify the core, kernel, or crux of an argument, or a small matter that could lead to a bigger dispute.

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Arevakhach

Arevakhach (Armenian: Արեւախաչ, "Solar Cross") and Ker khach (Armenian: Կեռ խաչ, meaning "Crooked Cross"), khach paterazmi (Armenian: Խաչ պատերազմի , the "Cross of War"), Vardan (Armenian: Վարդա

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