Christianity

Halo Symbol

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Definition: Halo Symbol
In Christian art and symbolism, a circle or disc of light around the head. It was used in the Hellenistic period for gods and demi-gods and later for Roman emperors, and was not adopted by Christians until the 3rd or 4th centuries. In modern Catholicism, a halo is permitted only for saints.
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Title Halo Symbol
Published
Last UpdatedMarch 8, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/halo
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MLA Citation “Halo Symbol.” ReligionFacts.com. 8 Mar. 2021. Web. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021. <religionfacts.com/halo>