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, http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Krishna_Balarama12.jpg

Image of Our Lady of Vladimir (12th century), Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vladimirskaya.jpg

Image of Totem Poles from Stanley Park, Vancouver by Peter Graham, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Totem_poles.jpg


Terms to Know
  • Murti

    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.