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.

Cross of Salem: What Does it Symbolize?

Cross of Salem

The Cross of Salem is a variant of the Christian cross, distinguished by its three crossbeams rather than one. The longest horizontal beam comes at the center, flanked above and below by two ...

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