Shapeplay

Elsewhere I’ve mentioned that just about everything can be created by mixing and matching simple shapes, so now here’s your chance to play around with them. For instructions, visit this page. Select the size canvas for your game: 800×800 500×400 600×480 800×480 800×600 1024×480 1024×600 1024×800 Back to the top …

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Alphabetical Listing of Symbols

Below is an overview of all of the symbols listed on this site. For more information about a symbol, simply click on it to be taken to its definition. Alternatively, you can use the menu to the left to search by category. 10 Pointed Star 4 Pointed Star 7 Pointed …

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Symbols made using simple shapes

It’s not always easy to explain concepts using words alone, so sometimes it’s best to use a picture to illustrate it. Of course, sometimes people want to incorporate references to these concepts in architecture or other designs, and words aren’t going to be useful for this. As a result, over …

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Symbols based around Plants

Plants, fruits and flowers often hold some symbolic meaning in folklore, and this holds true with religious art as well. Quite a few flowers, fruits and other plants have developed symbolic meanings in Christianity. The most obvious example is probably the apple, which earned its fame by having the bad …

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Symbols based on real objects

Symbols based on real objects

  There is no limit on what may be used as a symbol. As a result many of the objects mentioned in the Bible or used in church have become symbols over time. Many of these designs only reference the events where they were used, but there are exceptions. To …

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Symbols based on letters and words

Symbols based on letters and words

  It stands to reason that if simple things like shapes and everyday objects can be symbolic of something, then letters of the alphabet and words themselves can also become symbols. For the most part, symbols made using letters or words are written using the Greek alphabet and/or Latin wording …

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Different types of halos

Different types of halos

  One of the more common attributes seen in religious artwork is the halo, also known as the nimbus. These circles of light around a figure’s head are usually thought to be a symbol of divine origin or a holy nature, but it turns out that it’s a bit more …

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Different types of crosses

Different types of crosses

  No symbol is more iconic in Christianity than the cross, and for good reason! Christ’s victory over death and sin at the cross is one of the most important doctrines in the Christian faith. Today the cross is no longer a symbol of death, but instead a reminder of …

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Symbols that were based on animals

Symbols that were based on animals

  We’ve always been able to learn a lot from the other creatures our God put on this Earth, and it’s not surprising that some of them have been used throughout history to provide examples or signify something in our art. Thus, there are a number of Christian symbols that …

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All Tutorials

This is a complete index to all of the tutorials available on this site. The menu to the left contains links to each section’s introduction, but sometimes it’s preferable to be able to browse around rather than follow a given path. Note that the list of symbol tutorials is pretty …

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