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Religious objects, symbols and texts

aureole

noun

a circle of light around the head of a holy person in a picture

burnt offering

noun

something that is burnt on an altar and offered to God

frankincense

noun

a substance that is burned to produce a nice smell in some religious ceremonies. Frankincense is a type of incense.

god

noun

an image of a god that people worship

halo

noun

a circle of light around the head of a holy person in religious paintings

iconography

noun

the way in which a social or religious group represent their ideas in pictures

idol

noun

a picture or statue that is worshipped as a god

incense

noun

a substance that creates a strong but pleasant smell when burned. Incense is often used in religious ceremonies.

joss stick

noun

a thin stick of incense

mandala

noun

a round symbol that represents the universe in some religions

nimbus

noun

a halo

offering

noun

something that people give as a present to God

prayer beads

noun

a string with small beads on it, used in some religions to count prayers

prayer book

noun

a book that contains religious prayers

relic

noun

a part of a holy person’s body or clothing that is kept after their death because of its religious importance

scripture

noun

the holy writings of any religion

shrine

noun

a container for holding religious relics such as the bones of a holy person

swastika

noun

an ancient religious symbol in the shape of a cross with each end bent over

text

noun

a short section from the Bible or another religious book, especially one that is read to a group of people

totem

noun

an animal, plant, or object that has religious or spiritual importance for a particular group of people, especially Native American people

tract

noun

a piece of writing expressing a strong belief, usually about religion or politics

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