Pentagram - Meaning And History

Pentagram - Meaning And History

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The pentagram has long been associated with mystery and magic. It is
the simplest form of star shape that can be drawn unicursally - with a
single line - hence it is sometimes called the Endless Knot. Other
names are the Goblin's Cross, the Pentalpha, the Witch's Foot, the
Devil's Star and the Seal of Solomon (more correctly attributed to the
hexagram).
It has long been believed to be a potent protection against evil and
demons, hence a symbol of safety, and was sometimes worn as an amulet
for happy homecoming. The old folk-song : "Green Grow the
Rushes,O!" refers to the use of the pentagram above doors and
windows in the line : "Five is the symbol at your door."
The potency and associations of the pentagram have evolved throughout
history. Today it is an ubiquitous symbol of neo-pagans with much
depth of magickal and symbolic meaning.