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Sacred Objects

Sacred Objects

Author: Lee Gilmore

This lesson will discuss the importance of sacred objects to different religions.

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Notes on “Sacred Objects”


Image Sources:

Image of Hindu Murtis, Creative Commons,

Image of Our Lady of Vladimir (12th century), Public Domain,

Image of Totem Poles from Stanley Park, Vancouver by Peter Graham, Creative Commons,


Terms to Know

A Hindu statue of a deity gazed upon to gain blessing.

Sacred Object

An object which may be used by a particular religious tradition to persuade a deity to act in a certain way.

Totem Pole

A sacred object, often a monumental sculpture carved from large trees, by cultures of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America.