Witchcraft Pentagram Necklaces
Material: Stainless Steel
Size: 50 cm chain (AS SHOWN Pendant)
What is a Pentacle or Pentagram?
The pentagram is an ancient symbol used by many cultures and has been around since the Stone Age (the time before humans started using metal to make tools). It is also one of the most misunderstood symbols.
Today, when we see a pentagram, we immediately have images come to mind involving such things as Satanic rituals and sacrifices, evil spells or the invocation of demons or evil spirits from other realms. But, did you know that the pentagram was once one of the main symbols of Christianity and was more widely used by Christians than the cross?
There is more to the Pentagram than you think
Before you think to yourself that the pentagram must surely be a symbol of evil, consider these other ways which it has been used throughout history; it just might change the way you see it:
It has been a sign of royalty, meaning that the power of those in rule will spread to the four corners of the world.
It has been a symbol of protection against evil and has been worn by people and placed over the doorways and windows of their homes.
Likewise, it represented the five virtues of knighthood, “generosity, courtesy, chastity, chivalry, and piety”.
Pythagoras, the famous Greek mathematician and philosopher, thought of it as a symbol of the perfection of man.
To the Egyptians, it represented the underground womb from which all living things are reborn.
To this day, Gypsies still cut an apple horizontally to reveal a pentagram inside, which they call the “Star of Knowledge”.
So you see, for most of the history, all the way from the Stone Age, the pentagram has been a symbol of good things. Its association with evil is only a recent development and began mostly with one man’s opinion, and later, its use by Hollywood to create shock value in their horror movies.
Of course, any symbol is meaningless in and of itself – it only has the meanings that we give it, both as individuals and as a group.
In the mid-1800’s, French occultist Eliphas Levi developed this complex symbol of existence. It represents the merging of two large concepts.
The first is the Tetragrammaton, a word that is from the Greek and means “the four-lettered name” of God, referring to the four Hebrew letters YHWH.
The second is the pentagram or five-pointed star, of which each point stands for one of the five elements of god and nature: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit (the topmost point). The pentagram also depicts symbols for the then seven planets and alchemical elements.
Together the symbol embodies the totality of both the Divine and the Human.