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23 Topic Pages Found in Religion & Theology and starting with the letter I
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Icarus (Greek mythology)

Son of the supreme inventor and craftsman DAEDALUS , borne to him by a slave-girl while he was living at the court of MINOS , king of Crete. When


[Gr. eikon=image], single image created as a focal point of religious veneration, especially a painted or carved portable object of the Orthodox

Open iconoclasm

( ìkŏn'ōklăzəm ) [Gr.,=image breaking], opposition to the religious use of images. Veneration of pictures and statues symbolizing sacred figures,

Open Iconography

( ì´´kŏnŏg'rəfē ) [Gr.,=image-drawing] or iconology [Gr.,=image-study], in art history, the study and interpretation of figural representations,

Open Id al-Adha
Id al-Adha

This most important feast of the Muslim calendar is the concluding rite of those performing the Hajj or PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA . It is also known as Id

Open Ignatius of Loyola, Saint (1491 - 1556)
Ignatius of Loyola, Saint (1491 - 1556)

( ĭgnā'shəs, loiyō'lə ), 1491–1556, Spanish churchman, founder of the Jesuits (see Jesus, Society of ), b. Loyola Castle near Azpeitia, Guipúzcoa,


( ĭmäm' ) [Arab.,=leader], in Islam, a recognized leader or a religious teacher. Among the Sunni the term refers to the leader in the Friday prayer at


In religious belief, a state of perpetual or eternal life attributed to divine beings, mythical or angelic. A belief in immortality is common to many

Open Imp

A small demonic spirit, thought to be mischievous rather than genuinely evil. An imp is a small demonic spirit. The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon

Open Inanna (Sumerian deity)
Inanna (Sumerian deity)

Inanna was the most powerful goddess of Sumeria, the ancient civilization that emerged during the fourth millennium BCE in the area of Mesopotamia