The cross symbol dates back to the stone age and has been seen etched into caves dating back to the earliest of civilizations.
During the Bronze Age (3300-1200BCE) the cross was used on vessels and thought to to symbolize consecrations especially in regards to burial (1).
It's most common association is with Christianity. For those with religious beliefs, as it reminds Christians of Christ's sacrifice to take away the sins of the world.
It has also become a pop culture symbol that is unrelated to any religious belief.
The cross has been used in many modern depictions including organizations such as "The Red Cross" which uses it as a logo, the medical industry which uses it as a symbol of first aid and many nations using the cross as emblems on their flags.
|Amy Nicoletto of LA Ink|
|Beverley Mitchell of "Snowmen" and "7th Heaven"|
|Cassie Scerbo of "Make it or Break It" , "Bring it On" & "Bleachers"|
|Johnathon Sadowski of "Friday the 13th"|
|Debby Ryan of "The Suite Life on Deck" "16 Wishes" & "What If"|
|Jeff Timmons of the band 98 degress|
|Jessica Hall of "E" & "Kendra"|
|Joey of the band "A New Revolution"|
|Member of the band Rob Zombie|
|Fivel Stewart & Boo Boo Stewart of Twilight|
|Jackson Rathbone of "The Twilight Saga"|
|Dani Thorne of "General Hospital"|
|Austin Robert Butler of "Life Unexpected"|
|Chelsea Hobbs of "Make it or Break It"|
|Katie Cleary of "Chuck" and "Deal or No Deal"|
|Phoebe Price Actress/ Model|
|Kevin Scorbo of "Soul Surfer"|
|Vanessa Chester of "Jurrasic Park 2"|
|Ronnie Marmo of "General Hospital"|
|Robbie Jones of "One Tree Hill"|
|Rick DeJesus of the band Adelitas Way|
|Marisa Lauren of "Greek"|