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What does fire symbolize?

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Fire consumes, illuminates and brings warmth but can also bring pain and death; thus, fire symbolizes various aspects of life depending on the context of its use. Fire is often used as symbol of hope and inspiration but also predominantly symbolizes Hell.

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Fire is one of the four main elements found on Earth. It is the only element that humans can produce on their own, so it bridges the connection between God and mortals. Fire is often used to represent spiritual enlightenment and even fertility. Many religious rituals involve a kindling and an eternal flame in which the fire represents resurrection.

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