عنوان مقاله [English]
Symbol is one of the means that leads to cognition and is the most
fundamental way of expressing the ideas which without symbolism
they cannot be revealed. Therefore, symbols fulfill a prominent
function in the area of religious ideas. Religious traditions are full of
myths and in this sphere only the symbolic language could be useful. In
other words, symbol is the language of the myth. Among the religious
symbols Height is one that has played an important role from the
primitive age until now. It has always been identified with a kind of
value that connects human’s mind to superiority, transcendence and
divinity. This article firstly tries to survey the concept of symbol and
symbolism and then the function of it in the area of religion and myth.
Finally it studies the symbol of Height and its major manifestations
such as sky and mountain.