Religious and Cultural Symbols

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This page showcases a diverse array of symbols that hold profound religious, cultural, and ideological significance across various traditions and societies around the world. Each icon represents a unique narrative and set of beliefs, reflecting the rich tapestry of human history and thought. For a dedicated exploration of cross symbols, which are significant in Christian traditions, please visit our specialized page at Cross Symbols. The collection serves as an insightful guide into the symbolism that has shaped and continues to influence cultures globally.
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Caduceus, associated with Greek god Hermes, often used as a medical symbol
Ankh, an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbolizing life
Star and crescent, widely recognized as a symbol of Islam
Farsi symbol, representing Islam or Iran, also called the symbol of Allah
Khanda, a symbol of Sikhism
Peace symbol, often used in spiritual contexts but not exclusively religious
Hammer and sickle, a symbol of communism, not religious
Yin and yang, a Taoist symbol representing dualism
Wheel of Dharma, a symbol representing Buddhism
Waxing moon, often associated with various pagan religions
Waning moon, also associated with various pagan religions
West Syriac cross
East Syriac cross
Staff of Hermes
Star of David, a symbol of Judaism
Swastika, an ancient symbol of auspiciousness in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism
The Basmala is the Islamic phrase, "In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful". This is the phrase recited before each surah of the Qur'an – except for the ninth. This is widest unicode character.
The Star of Lakshmi, associated with wealth and prosperity in Hinduism.
The Om or Aum symbol, a sacred sound and spiritual icon in Indian religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
𓉴 pyramid
𓉸 stela
۞ Arabic Start of Rub El Hizb
Tibetan Symbol Nor Bu Nyis-Khyil
۩ Arabic Place of Sajdah
Tibetan Symbol Rdo Rje
Tibetan Symbol Nor Bu
Tibetan Symbol Phur Pa