Palm Tree

Latin name: Palma
Category: Plant

Palm tree

General Attributes

The palm tree in Christian symbolism represented victory of the the soul over its enemies. It was therefore also a symbol of martyrs and martyrdom, considered to be a guarantee of entrance into heaven and thus the ultimate victory of the soul. Palm trees and palm branches were often combined with other Christian symbols, like the monogram of Christ. It was also the symbol of the pilgrimage to Jerusalem; one who had made the pilgrimage was called a Palmer.