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".The pentagram has often been associated with Satanism by Christians. In barest technical terms, the pentagram as a symbol has no connotation with good or evil. Instead, the circle is a symbol of "unity, wholeness, infinity, the goddess, female power, and the sun. To earth-centered religions throughout history as well as to many contemporary pagans, it represents the feminine spirit or force, the cosmos or a spiritualized Mother Earth, and a sacred space."