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Star Symbols: Esperanto Symbols, Pentagram, Star and Crescent, Star of David, Hexagram, Red Star, Five-Pointed Star, Star of Life, N Books LLC

Star Symbols: Esperanto Symbols, Pentagram, Star and Crescent, Star of David, Hexagram, Red Star, Five-Pointed Star, Star of Life, N

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Published August 16th 2011
ISBN : 9781156617175
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42 pages
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Chapters: Pentagram. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 104. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: A pentagramMoreChapters: Pentagram. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 104. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: A pentagram (sometimes known as a pentalpha or pentangle or, more formally, as a star pentagon) is the shape of a five-pointed star drawn with five straight strokes. The word pentagram comes from the Greek word (pentagrammon), a noun form of (pentagrammos) or (pentegrammos), a word meaning roughly five-lined or five lines. Pentagrams were used symbolically in ancient Greece and Babylonia, and are used today as a symbol of faith by many Wiccans, akin to the use of the cross by Christians and the Star of David by Jews. The pentagram has magical associations, and many people who practice Neopagan faiths wear jewelry incorporating the symbol. Christians once more commonly used the pentagram to represent the five wounds of Jesus, and it also has associations within Freemasonry. The word pentacle is sometimes used synonymously with pentagram, and this usage is borne out by the Oxford English Dictionary, although that work specifies that a circumscription makes the shape more particularly a pentacle. Wiccans and Neo-pagans often make use of this more specific definition for a pentagram enclosed in a circle. The first known uses of the pentagram are found in Mesopotamian writings dating to about 3000 BC. The Sumerian pentagrams served as pictograms for the word UB meaning corner, angle, nook- a small room, cavity, hole- pitfall, suggesting something very similar to the pentemychos (see below on the Pythagorean use for what pentemychos means). In Ren Labats index system of Sumerian hieroglyphs/pictograms it is shown with two points up. In the Babylonian context, the edges of the pentagram were probably orientations: forward, backward, left, right, and above. These directions also had ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=197544