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Background imageSacred Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageSacred Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageSacred Collection: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jesus holds his sacred heart in one hand, raises a pointing finger with the other, warning you not to misbehave

Background imageSacred Collection: Jesus / Sacred Heart

Jesus / Sacred Heart
The Sacred Heart of Jesus

Background imageSacred Collection: The Golden Temple, Amritsar, 1913

The Golden Temple, Amritsar, 1913
In the water of immortality: the heart of the Sikh religion. Eastern and western architecture in the sacred tank of Amritsar

Background imageSacred Collection: Coronation 1937 - cutaway of Westminster Abbey

Coronation 1937 - cutaway of Westminster Abbey
Magnificent, highly detailed cutaway illustration of Westminster Abbey, with the Northern walls removed to show the interior seating arrangements and the positions occupied by King George VI

Background imageSacred Collection: Joseph interpreting the Pharaohs Dream. Genesis 41: 25-26. 1

Joseph interpreting the Pharaohs Dream. Genesis 41: 25-26. 1
Joseph interpreting the Pharaohs Dream. Genesis 41:25-26. 19th century. Colored engraving. Historia de la Naciones

Background imageSacred Collection: General view of Los Gatos, Santa Clara, California, USA

General view of Los Gatos, Santa Clara, California, USA
General view of Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, California, USA, with the Novitiate of the Sacred Heart (Jesuit vineyard) in the foreground. Date: circa 1906

Background imageSacred Collection: Coleridge - Kubla Khan

Coleridge - Kubla Khan
Kubla Khan A Vison in a dream.. - In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree: where Alph the sacred river ran through caverns measureless to man

Background imageSacred Collection: Oracle of Zeus, Dodona

Oracle of Zeus, Dodona
ZEUS / JUPITER DODONEUS whose oracle at Dodona was the oldest in Greece : the prophecies came from the sacred oak, which is depicted here as having human form

Background imageSacred Collection: Egyptian Art. Relief depicting a bee, symbol of Lower Egypt

Egyptian Art. Relief depicting a bee, symbol of Lower Egypt
Egyptian Art. The Karnak Temple Complex. Relief depicting a bee, symbol of Lower Egypt. New Kingdom. Egypt

Background imageSacred Collection: Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the

Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the Madrasa. Fes. Morocco

Background imageSacred Collection: Daily Sketch front cover - 1953 Coronation

Daily Sketch front cover - 1953 Coronation
Front cover of the Daily Sketch magazine from June 3rd 1953, the day after the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II with a photograph of the duke of Edinburgh paying homage to his wife after the ceremony

Background imageSacred Collection: St Boniface / Sacred Oak

St Boniface / Sacred Oak
SAINT BONIFACE (Wynfryth, of Crediton) Bishop of Mainz, missionary and martyr in Germany, destroying the sacred oak of an ancient German god

Background imageSacred Collection: Jews Study Talmud

Jews Study Talmud
Jews studying the Talmud, a compilation of ancient Jewish law and tradition : probably in the Netherlands

Background imageSacred Collection: Saint Teresa (Anon)

Saint Teresa (Anon)
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA depicted enraptured in contemplation of the sacred heart of Jesus : her own heart is bleeding due to being pierced by an arrow

Background imageSacred Collection: St. Albans Cathedral

St. Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire. A sacred site from ancient times, Benedictine monks built an abbey in St. Albans memory. Later rebuilt by the Normans. Date: 1930s

Background imageSacred Collection: Badoit Discovered

Badoit Discovered
A druidess of Ancient Gaul, holding the sacred mistletoe, reveals to a group of warriors the spring which to this day gives us naturally sparkling BADOIT MINERAL WATER

Background imageSacred Collection: Carmarthen Ancient Oak

Carmarthen Ancient Oak
An ancient oak tree in the centre of Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales, which some believe was the birthplace of Merlin

Background imageSacred Collection: ALACOQUEs VISION 1675

ALACOQUEs VISION 1675
Marguerite-Marie Alacoque has her fourth (and last) vision of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, at Paray-le-Mondial, France : this will lead to the Catholic cult of the Sacre Coeur

Background imageSacred Collection: Parsifal - Liebig 6

Parsifal - Liebig 6
Act three : Parsifal heals Amfortas with the sacred Spear

Background imageSacred Collection: Rooftops Stoke

Rooftops Stoke
Looking over rooftops and chimneys of hillside terraced houses towards The Sacred Heart Church, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England. Holy Trinity Church, Hartshill in the distance

Background imageSacred Collection: Temple of Vesta. Rome. Italy

Temple of Vesta. Rome. Italy
Italy. Rome. Temple of Vesta. Roman Forum

Background imageSacred Collection: Interior of Golden Temple at Amritsar, 1858

Interior of Golden Temple at Amritsar, 1858
Interior of the Golden Temple at Amritsar, India (spelt here as Umritzir), 1858. Gurus reading the Grunt h (or Granth). The Guru is sitting before the Grunt h (sacred text)

Background imageSacred Collection: Israel. Jerusalem. Via Dolorosa with the Arch of Ecce Homo

Israel. Jerusalem. Via Dolorosa with the Arch of Ecce Homo
Israel. Jerusalem. Via Dolorosa. Street of Old City, which traditionally Jesus walked carrying the cross, way to his crucifixion. Arch of Ecce Homo. 2nd Station

Background imageSacred Collection: Medina, Saudi Arabia - Hajj Pilgrimage - Sacred Carpet

Medina, Saudi Arabia - Hajj Pilgrimage - Sacred Carpet
Medina, Saudi Arabia - Hajj Pilgrimage - The Guard of Honour and Custodians of the Sacred Carpet Date: circa 1905

Background imageSacred Collection: Scarab beetles

Scarab beetles
The largest shown here, (Scarabaeus sacer), was regarded as sacred in ancient Egypt. Today the species are important to agriculture for their dung burying activities

Background imageSacred Collection: Coronation 1937 - The Anointing

Coronation 1937 - The Anointing
The Anointing Ceremony during the Coronation of King George VI, which precedes the crowning. Illustration shows King George VI having taking his Robe with its Cape of ermine off

Background imageSacred Collection: Marys Heart

Marys Heart
Mary displays her sacred heart, which is transfixed by a dagger to symbolise her sorrow, but is ringed with roses and emits flames to symbolise her joys

Background imageSacred Collection: Coventinas well

Coventinas well (Roman) Carrawborough, Northumberland Date: 1893

Background imageSacred Collection: Mecca, Saudi Arabia - view toward the Kaaba

Mecca, Saudi Arabia - view toward the Kaaba
Mecca, Saudi Arabia - The holiest site in the Islamic World and a place of pilgrimage attracting many millions of Muslims each year from all over the world

Background imageSacred Collection: White Elephant Siam

White Elephant Siam
The White Elephant is sacred in Siam / Thailand

Background imageSacred Collection: JONAH (783-743 BC). Minor Prophet in the Old

JONAH (783-743 BC). Minor Prophet in the Old
" JONAH (783-743 BC). Minor Prophet in the Old Testament. Jonah on the beach. Illustration from " Sacred Bible" of Martin Luther. Edition printed in Franckfurt in 1704. Engraving."

Background imageSacred Collection: Israel / Jordan 1902

Israel / Jordan 1902
A group of Christians - Orthodox, judging by the priests vestments - receive baptism in the sacred river where Jesus himself was baptised by John Date: 1902

Background imageSacred Collection: The sacred trireme arrives at Tyre

The sacred trireme arrives at Tyre
Arrival at Tyre of the Athenian ambassadors in the sacred trireme, Paralos. They travelled to pledge anew the loyalty of Athens to Alexander the Great. 331BC

Background imageSacred Collection: Poster advertising Budh Gaya, India

Poster advertising Budh Gaya, India
Poster advertising India and the Budh Gaya, or Bodh Gaya, a famous place of Buddhist pilgrimage

Background imageSacred Collection: Odin Seeks Wisdom

Odin Seeks Wisdom
Odin/Wotan seeks the wisdom of the ages from Mimir, an old giant who guards the sacred fountain of knowledge

Background imageSacred Collection: Postman in Thailand

Postman in Thailand
The Thai postman uses an elephant, carrying a flag with the sacred white elephant symbol as a sign of authority

Background imageSacred Collection: Mystic Fountain

Mystic Fountain
Though here depicted allegorically, this relates to the phiales placed at the entrance to ancient churches, so churchgoers could anoint themselves with sacred water

Background imageSacred Collection: The Imperial Museum at Nara, Japan - with deer

The Imperial Museum at Nara, Japan - with deer
The Imperial Museum by the Deer Park at the Shinto Kasuga Shrine at Nara, Japan. In the Deer Park, deer are able to roam freely

Background imageSacred Collection: St Marguerite

St Marguerite
SAINT MARGUERITE (Marie Alacoque) The saint who introduced the cult of the sacred heart

Background imageSacred Collection: Sacred Cows, India

Sacred Cows, India
Sacred Indian cows

Background imageSacred Collection: Embossed Victorian mourning card, Ann Ferrier

Embossed Victorian mourning card, Ann Ferrier
Embossed Victorian mourning card with two angels and a broken column. Sacred to the Memory of Ann Ferrier, who died on the 6th of March, 1875, aged 58 years. Date: 1875

Background imageSacred Collection: Sacred fig tree or peepal tree, Ficus religiosa

Sacred fig tree or peepal tree, Ficus religiosa. Pipal Banyan. Handcoloured steel engraving drawn and engraved by Adolph Fries from Felix-Edouard Guerin-Menevilles Dictionnaire Pittoresque d Histoire

Background imageSacred Collection: Mumbai, India - The Muharram Festival Procession

Mumbai, India - The Muharram Festival Procession
Mumbai (Bombay), India - The Muharram Festival Procession. 1916

Background imageSacred Collection: Japanese star anise or sacred anise tree, Illicium anisatum

Japanese star anise or sacred anise tree, Illicium anisatum
Japanese star anise, aniseed tree or sacred anise tree, Illicium anisatum, Illicium religiosum, Badiane sacree. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lebrun after a botanical illustration by Edouard

Background imageSacred Collection: Hindu Lady worshipping Tulsi (Plants)

Hindu Lady worshipping Tulsi (Plants)
Hindu Lady worshipping Tulsi. Tulsi or Tulasi (Holy basil) or Vrinda is a sacred plant in Hindu belief. Hindus regard it as an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi/Vrinda; she is regarded as a

Background imageSacred Collection: The Sacred Carts At Pondichery, India

The Sacred Carts At Pondichery, India



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