Life, the LIGHT of divinity, wisdom, intellect, and good works are all manifestations of the symbolic nature of the lamp. Lamps can also be a gateway to another plane, as in the story of Aladdin and the genie. Brings protection against dark demons, and can be the illumination of the spirit. Purity and virginity also relate, as well as beauty and love. It is one a pinnacle symbol of self-sacrifice, as it consumes itself to offer light to the world. Has relations with Judaism, as Hanukah is the festival of lights.

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