- Greek: ankyra, hook
A symbol of hope as it is an aid to mariners in danger of shipwreck. It was a favourite emblem in the early Church and is found frequently in the catacombs and elsewhere, often with a dolphin intertwined as a symbol of Christ.
- “anchor”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 7 January 2009. Web. 9 February 2016. <>