Graphic By Nyo The pentacle is an upright 5-pointed star surrounded by a circle. This is a symbol used often in ceremonies by Pagans and Wiccans. It can also be worn around the neck as an amulet, much like a cross. As a matter of fact, it's associated with the cross in another aspect--it's a symbol of protection. The points of the star can also represent the 5 elements; earth, air, fire, water, and spirit.
To learn more about the pentacle, as well as some other symbols that are similar, please visit: Symbols of Wicca, other Neopagan traditions, Satanism, etc.
Further Reading Suggestions:
Ravenwolf, Silver. To Ride a Silver Broomstick: New Generation Witchcraft. St. Paul: Llwellyn Publications, 1997.
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