what does the pentagram stand for

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    yuri2012posted 8 years ago

    what does the pentagram stand for

    be cause it was said it was use for back magic

  2. shimla profile image88
    shimlaposted 8 years ago

    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."

  3. GdessLacey profile image57
    GdessLaceyposted 8 years ago

    Yes, it is often misunderstood as a symbol for black magic or Satanism. But in Paganism, which is magic but not good or evil, that is based on the individual, it is a symbol for protection and a connection of the elements. At each point is an element the top Spirit, and the rest Earth, Air, Fire, and Water and the circle binding them all together in unity.

    I wear a pentacle because I charge it with protective energy to keep negative energies from me.

  4. jasoncox83 profile image73
    jasoncox83posted 8 years ago

    The history behind the penticle/pentagram is very extensive. Look at it as the Wiccan version of the Christian cross. It is a symbolism, energy focal point among other things. Please note We are not Satan Worshipers, It is not inverted, and does not have a goat head on the top. smile Most back in the 60's and 70's we was known as the tree huggers. This is because of our such close relationship with nature.
    Ok enough ranting, with the above in mind each point represents an element. Earth,Air,Fire,Water, and Spirit. Hope this helps

  5. FuzzyCookie profile image79
    FuzzyCookieposted 8 years ago

    Its a star with 5 points; formed by 5 straight lines between the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon

  6. vesper noir profile image55
    vesper noirposted 7 years ago

    Many meanings are easily found in the pentagram. Most witches view it in its upright form, where a single point is aimed upward. This represents the elements of earth, air, water, fire, and spirit. The upward point is a reflection of the spiritual quest of drawing one's self towards the heavens. Conversely the inverted pentagram, popular in Satanism, is viewed with a single point at the bottom. This represents the drawing down into the earth, and embracing man's manifested physical desires. Both are symbolic of the world of man.

  7. Shawn May Scott profile image60
    Shawn May Scottposted 6 years ago

    The Pentegram is a symbol of Witchcraft. It is not a symbol of black magic. It symbolizes the four elements being earth, air, fire and water and the spirit. The circle indicates how all of these elements function together in the universe. The connection is obvious, we as human beings need all of the elements to survive.

 
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