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Rastafarian Symbols

Common symbols of the Rastafarian faith include the Lion of Judah, Ethiopian flag, Star of David, and pan-African colors.

  • Dreadlocks in Rastafarianism

    One of the most visible practices of Rastafarians is the wearing of one's hair in dreadlocks. Dreadlocks have several purposes and layers of meaning for Rastafarians, including: - the biblical command not to cut one's hair (Leviticus 21:5) - the appearance of a lion's mane, representing strength, Africa, Ethiopia, and the Lion of Judah - naturalness and simplicity, which are associated with Africa - the Rasta's roots in Africa full article →
  • Lion of Judah

    The Lion of Judah is the symbol of the Hebrew tribe of Judah. It derives from the blessing given by Jacob to his son Judah in Genesis 49:9, in which he calls him "Young Lion... full article →
  • Pan-African Colors

    The Pan-African colors (also known as RBG) are red, black, and green, or red, gold and green. They are featured on the flags of many African and Caribbean nations and are one of the symbols of Rastafarianism... full article →