Religious Symbols

Almost every religion has its own symbols that express fundamental concepts of the religion. Religious symbols represent what is holy and abstract in a tangible and real way. They are a quick way to express complex and complicated ideas.

 

From the Christian cross to the Zoroastrian farvahar, religious symbols bring members of a common faith together, allowing them to easily identify each other. They also give believers the ability to express their religious values and ideals without words.  

 

Our comprehensive guides cover popular religious symbols from a variety of faiths, including Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism and more.

Cherubim Angels – A Guide

Cherubim angels guide

During Valentine’s Day, pictures of Cherubim riddle stores and fill our imaginations. These winged, chubby children shoot their heart-shaped arrows at humans, causing them to fall madly in love. ...

Fallen Angels – Who Are They?

Fallen angels guide

The topic of fallen angels is primarily related to the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The term “fallen angel(s)” does not appear in any of the primary religious texts of ...

Who is the Angel Uriel?

Angel Uriel

Archangels are some of the most popular in God’s company, akin to light, and serve as chiefs to other angels in the heavenly court. These powerful, awe-inspiring beings are compelling and elusive, ...

Baptism – Symbols and Symbolism

Baptism symbols

Baptism is recognized as one of the earliest and most prevalent of Christian rites. Although the idea did not originate with Christianity, it has been practiced by nearly all major Christian ...

Angels in Christianity – A Guide

Angels in Christianity list

Many religions highlight the importance of celestial beings. One of the most revered types of celestial beings are angels, found in all three major Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Islam, and ...

The Rose Cross: History and Symbolism

Rose cross meaning

The Rose Cross, otherwise known as the Rosy Cross and the Rose Croix, is a symbol that has been around for hundreds of years. While it closely resembles the Latin Cross that has long been a ...

Taoist Symbols and Their Meanings

Taoist symbols and their meanings

Taoism or Daoism is one of the oldest and most significant religions, as well as spiritual and philosophical traditions in Chinese culture. Originating from a rich tradition that’s been developed ...

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