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The key is an object symbolic of opening and closing powers. It represents knowledge, mystery, initiation, and curiosity. lt also repersents new ways and answers


Keys come in different colours. Each colour key has a different meaning.


Spiritual Purity or Enlightenment


Emotional Warmth or Wellbeing

Keys in Christianity[]

In a Christian perspective, the keys in heaven are the power to enter into eternal life, many Medieval painters, such as Peter Paul Rubens painting of Saint Peter in the 16th Century showed Peter holding tightly to two large keys. This was symbolic of Peter holding close the Bible, or Knowledge of God, close to his heart. Keys, and thus furthering knowledge and learning are an important part of the doctrine of Christianity.