: A holy symbol is a representation of a god or pantheon. It might be an amulet depicting a symbol representing a deity, the same symbol carefully engraved or inlaid as an emblem on a shield
, or a tiny box holding a fragment of a sacred relic. Pantheons lists the symbols commonly associated with many gods in the multiverse. A cleric
can use a holy symbol as a spellcasting focus
. To use the symbol in this way, the caster must hold it in hand, wear it visibly, or bear it on a shield.