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Glossary of Terms: H


Hagiography

Body of literature describing the biographies, miracles, and deaths of Christian saints.

Hajj

Hajj

Hal

Hal

Halakah

"the Way" (Hebrew), all laws and ordinances that have developed since biblical times to regulate daily life and religious conduct of the Jews

Halal

Halal

Halloween All Hallows Eve

Hallowe'en (All Hallows' Eve)

Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti

Harinam

In ISKCON, the public worship and proclamation of Krishna; see sankirtan.

Harinamadiksa

Bestowing of the holy name of Krishna, a rite of initiation in ISKCON.

Hecksher

A special certification marking that shows which products are certified kosher.

Hermetic Qabalah

pagan form of Qabalah (Jewish mysticism) that blended with Hermeticism (intellectual study of magic) during the Renaissance

Hina matsuri

Hina-matsuri

Hola Mohalla

Hola Mohalla

Holi

Holi

Holy Cross Day

Holy Cross Day

Holy Innocents

Holy Innocents

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday

Holy Thursday Maundy Thursday

Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday

Human Light

Human Light

Hun

Hun

Hundun

"chaos," mythical being personifying primordial chaos; state prior to the foundation of the world


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