ASCII Text Art: Pentacles for Pagans
The pentacle is an important symbol for Witches, Wiccans and Pagans too. Here is an ASCII art gallery of pentacles. I've found artist initials for as many as I could. Please keep them with the ASCII art if you use the pentacles.
It's pretty easy to find ASCII art witches, created for Halloween. The pentacle is something you are less likely to find. It's also very tricky to create a good pentacle - keeping all the sides straight and evenly spaced. I've had one try at it myself.
Some of these stars are pentagrams until you add the circle around them to make them pentacles. Circles are another tricky thing to make with ASCII art, but simpler than making (or trying to make) the perfectly formed five-sided star.
If you give this a try yourself don't forget each side should be the same dimensions as the other sides and there should only be one point of the star at the top.
How the Pentagram Becomes a Pentacle
A pentagram is the symmetrical five pointed star. It's a mathematically correct symbol, with equal line length for the sides of the star and equal spacing in between them.
The pentagram, when put inside a circle, becomes a pentacle. If you draw a Pagan (or Wiccan/ Witch) pentacle it should be drawn all in one line, no breaks in the line. Same for the circle. That is part of the meaning, or symbolism, of the pentacle used by Pagans.