connected with God (or the gods) or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration
an idea, custom, or institution held, especially unreasonably, to be above criticism (with reference to the Hindus' respect for the cow as a sacred animal)
a mainly white ibis with a bare black head and neck and black plumes over the lower back, native to Africa and the Middle East, and venerated by the ancient Egyptians
another term for hamadryas baboon.
another term for nandina.
the heart of Christ, especially as represented in an image and regarded as an object of devotion among Roman Catholics
another term for College of Cardinals.
any of a number of large water lilies, in particular
a large dung beetle of the eastern Mediterranean area, regarded as sacred in ancient Egypt
a large wading bird with a long down-curved bill, long neck, and long legs
a lotus with huge leaves and solitary large flowers that grow on stalks that can extend 6 feet (2 m) above the surface of the water