What is the most common LDS symbol?
a. The handcart
b. The BYU signature “Y”
c. The beehive
d. The seagull
(A) The endowment
A complete understanding of the far-reaching significance of these ordinances, and of their full doctrinal import, did not fully take hold upon the faithful in Nauvoo. “Those who went through the Temple at Nauvoo,” Brigham Young recalled in 1851, “know but very little about the endowments. There was no time to learn them and what little they did learn they have most of them forgotten it.” He also said, “Everything at Nauvoo went with a rush. We had to build the Tempe with the trowel in one hand, the sword in the other.”
“Which is the Wisest Course,” The Transformation in Mormon Temple Consciousness, 1870-1898. Richard E. Bennett, BYU Studies Vol. 52, No. 2, 2013, 9.