6 Trinity Symbols Compared: Irish and Christian


There are many possible interpretations of the Trinity Knot’s three overlapping leaves, but they all revolve around power and dedication. These Celtic or Irish trinity symbols have been used for generations to record important events and make symbolic decisions, and they are recognized as symbols of Celtic art around the world. The Trinity symbol, which is arguably most recognized for its depiction in the ancient Book of Kells, has also been discovered etched onto stones in several locations around Northern Europe. … Continue reading the article

What is the Special Meaning of INRI Above the Christian Cross or Crucifix?


As “Jesus Nazarene, King of the Jews,” INRI is an acronym for the Latin phrase IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM (Jesus Nazarenus, rex Judaeorum). In the Passion account of the Gospel of John, this title appears in the New Testament.  What Does INRI Mean? The “I” and “J” are frequently interchangeable in Latin, and the “J” was not used in classical Latin. Consequently, it is I.N.R.I. and not J.N.R.J. Romans frequently hung a “titulus” or placard above the crucified person to describe the charges brought … Continue reading the article

Sideways Cross Meaning – 3 Big Differences From Other Christian Crosses


The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the redemptive effects of his Passion and death; the cross, is the primary emblem of the Christian religion. As a result, the cross represents both Christ and the Christian religion. Making the sign of the cross at a ceremony may, depending on the setting, be interpreted as a profession of faith, a prayer, a dedication, or a benediction.  We have explored different Christian Cross Variants previously with a notable deep-dive into the often misunderstood upside-down … Continue reading the article

Symbols Of Lust And Desire in The 7 Deadly Sins


Lets talk about Lust, you know you want to. Though we seldom define the word “lust,” we all agree that it refers to an excessively strong desire for something. Although the usual connotation is sexual, you can lust for anything, even food (which is probably gluttony) and other people’s success (which is probably jealousy). When it comes to visual representation of lust as a concept, which lust symbol comes first to your mind? Why do you think that is?   Lust in … Continue reading the article

Meaning Of The Holy Greek Orthodox Cross For The Church and Baptism


Christening is a term used to describe infant baptism in the holy greek orthodox tradition. A child is ceremonially reborn in Christ by baptism and “named” as one of the elect in the Book of Life. The Greek Orthodox church emphasizes tonsuring, chrismation, and the ritual of churching in addition to baptism at christenings. In today’s post we examine the symbolism behind one of many Christian Cross types, the Holy Greek Orthodox Cross. Holy Cross Day is a liturgical celebration held … Continue reading the article

Triple Cross Tattoo History, Meaning and Different Designs


The triple cross tattoo has become quite popular over the years. Most people prefer getting tattooed than getting a simple piece of jewelry designed for their body. In fact, tattoos have become a form of self-expression commonly used by both men and women. The most famous part of Christian history is the cross, the cross on which Jesus was crucified. A cross tattoo is a way to remember the Creator and Son of God and keep your faith. It conveys a … Continue reading the article

What Does An Upside Down Cross Necklace Mean?  (Chains and Gothic Cross)


Today we will discuss the Upside Down Cross Necklace. Often adorned in a gothic style, it is commonly known as the Inverted Cross, which is a symbol with a lengthy history and a variety of contemporary connotations. Many of which are false popular modern constructs with little true connection with history and more to do with horror films and books. A Latin cross is simply twisted such that the crosspiece is closer to the bottom than the top, as the name … Continue reading the article

Mormon Symbols: The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints Symbolism

A Beehive, One of the Most Prominent LDS Symbols/Mormon Symbols

The Mormon religion was founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805-1844). Smith claimed that he had been led to a set of golden plates buried on a hill near his home by an angel named Moroni. These plates were said to be inscribed with an account of ancient inhabitants of America and their dealings with God, who, in Christian theology, is the Supreme Being and Creator of all things. In today’s post, we will be delving into the symbolism of … Continue reading the article

The Lion Of Judah In Christianity And Judaism – Judah’s Lion Explained

The Lion of Judah, AKA Judah's Lion as a Religious Symbol in Christianity and Judaism

We will be delving into religious symbolism in today’s post and examine the Lion of Judah. Why was Jesus called the Lion of Judah? How important is it in Judaism and Christianity? Here are all the answers to those questions. Lion Symbolism in General – What Do Lions Represent? The lion is a majestic and ferocious animal often depicted as the king of the jungle or savannah. It symbolizes royalty, power, and nobility. Lions also symbolize bravery because it is a … Continue reading the article

Jewish Symbols And Their Meanings: The Symbols of Judaism Explained

A Mezuah with Intricate Design, Jewish Symbols Collection

Carrying on our series on religious symbols, we will be discussing Judaism symbols in today’s post. Without further ado, here is our extensive list of Jewish symbols, their meanings and importance for the people of the faith. Mezuzah Mezuzah is a Hebrew word meaning doorpost, indicating the usage of this highly valued religious Jewish symbol. Jews place it on the doors of their homes, where it serves as a constant reminder of God’s presence in their lives and their allegiance to … Continue reading the article

Seven Deadly Sins Symbols: The List With Colors And Animals Corresponding To 7 Cardinal Sins

Seven Deadly Sins Symbols List, A Word Cloud for Seven Cardinal Sins

In today’s post we will discuss the seven deadly sins, also known as the seven cardinal sins, in Christianity, namely, lust, gluttony, greed (avarice), sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Let us get right into it, here is everything you should know about the seven deadly sins, symbols, animals and colors representing them. The Seven Deadly Sins: Origin and Religious Connotations The history of the seven deadly sins is linked with religion, to be exact, Christianity. The list can be traced back … Continue reading the article

Maltese Cross: Its Meaning, Symbolism And Origin

A Maltese Cross in Red And Yellow Colors, Fire Department Symbol's Inspiration

Today’s post is about the Maltese cross, a variation of the cross symbol that you might be very familiar with if you have a firefighter in your family or circle of friends. Without further ado, here is everything you should know about the Maltese cross, including the story of its origin, meaning and symbolism behind it as well as the modern uses of the symbol. The Maltese Cross’s Origin: The Order of Saint John Also Known As The Knights of Malta … Continue reading the article

Jerusalem Cross (The Crusader Cross) Meaning, Symbolism And Origin

Crusader Cross AKA Jerusalem Cross in Red and Black, Meaning and Symbolism Explained

In this article, we will examine one of the most popular Christian cross variants of history; the Jerusalem cross. Here is everything you need to know about the origin and history of the symbol known as the cross of Jerusalem as well as meanings and symbolism associated with it. The Origin and History of The Jerusalem Cross Also known by many other names such as the crusader cross, the cross and crosslets, the Cantonese cross and the five-fold cross, the Jerusalem … Continue reading the article

Different Types Of Crosses And Their Meanings – Christian Cross Variants

Ankh the Ancient Symbol from Egypt

In today’s post, we will be delving into the meaning and symbolism behind one of  the most popular symbols in the world, namely, the cross. Here is our extensive list of all the different types of crosses including both non-Christian and Christian variations. Christian Cross Variants Naturally, we will start our list with the variants of the Christian cross and when we say ‘Christian cross’, the first thing that comes to mind is, of course, the plain, old Latin cross. Latin … Continue reading the article