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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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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.