Wednesday, April 19, 2017

P is for Pentagram

Welcome to Frankly Scarlett's April A to Z Blog Challenge.

This year my theme is A Goddess' Glossary and we are looking at terms utilized by Goddesses, Priestesses, Shamans and Witches. These are terms that might occur in my new fantasy series, Paisley Cove.


 P is for Pentagram

Talk about imagery with a bad rap! The pentagram is a five pointed star designed from straight lines.  The word Pentagram comes from Greek and translates as five lines.

The pentagram has been used throughout history for many purposes. But it gets a bad rap from The Church of Satin and occults.

The pentagram has been used for centuries as the basis of architecture for the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. In Christianity the pentagram represents the five wounds of Christ or the five senses.

The Order of the Eastern Star, associated with the Freemasons at one time used the pentagram as their logo. 

In Paganism, the five points represent the elements. 

Pagan, Pentagram, Air, Spirit, Earth

In modern times the Church of Satan and occults use the inverse of the star- (with two points on top and one point on the bottom) in their symbolism.

So, a pentagram is not always a bad thing, it doesn't always represent evil, and is for most, just an easy geometry equation.

 Pentacle, Pentangle, Star, Circle, Symbol, Pentagram

Tomorrow's topic is Qillqakamayuq

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1 comment:

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