The ReligionFacts Religious Symbols Guide is an illustrated guide to just about every visual religious symbol under the sun. Click a category below to begin exploring religious symbols.


Hand Gestures and Mudras

Guide to the meaning of Buddhist mudras and other religious hand gestures, used both in meditation and in symbolic religious art.



30 different forms of the cross symbol, both in Christianity and in other religions.


Christian Symbols

Christian symbols ancient and modern, including symbols of Christian concepts, saints, denominations and more.


Buddhist, Taoist, Chinese and Other Far Eastern Symbols

Symbols of Far Eastern religions including Buddhism, Taoism, Chinese traditional religion, Confucianism, Tibetan religion, and more.


Hindu and Jain Symbols

Symbols of Hinduism and Jainism, two ancient religions of India.


Ancient Egyptian Symbols

Religious symbols used in Egyptian art and the tombs of pharoahs.


Jewish Symbols

Symbols used in Judaism past and present, including Kabbalah.


Muslim Symbols

Symbols and Arabic phrases used in Islamic art and religion.


Other Middle Eastern Symbols

Symbols from the Middle East other than Judaism and Islam, including Baha'i, Zoroastrian, and more.


Astrology and Zodiac Symbols

Symbols used in the ancient art of astrology.


Native American, Mayan, and Inca Symbols

Religious symbols of the indigenous peoples of North and South America.


Pagan and Neo-Pagan Symbols

(Celtic, Druid, Norse, Wicca)


Other Religious Symbols

Religious symbols in Falun Gong, Freemasonry, Scientology, Raelians, and more.

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