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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Cross and Pentacle.

It's widespread among the Christians that we witches fear or hate crosses. The truth is that the Old Religion had crosses much before Christianity.

Wheel pendants dating to the second half of the 2nd millennium BC have been found in Z├╝rich are held at the Swiss National Museum. Variants include a six-spoked wheel, a central empty circle, and a second circle with twelve spokes surrounding one of four spokes (solar cross).
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_cross

So the well known Celtic Cross of the figure isn't really of Christian origin. Celtic Crosses like the one in the figure are used in Wicca to symbolize the male sun God of Wicca. Triquetra in that cross is also used as a male sexual organ symbol.

The triple moon sign is really of Wiccan origin and it depicts the well known triple lunar goddess, the pentacle inside however has a much longer history. The planet Venus' track on the sky is actually a REVERSE pentagram. If it is "evil," then the god that supposedly made the planets and all is evil as well... This sign was used by the pythagorean philosophers.

So this very important symbol was adopted to symbolise the Goddess and the five elements: Spirit, Fire, Air, Water and Earth. The corresponding Alpha - Gods are Apollo, Ares, Athena, Aphrodite and Artemis. The sun cross is also a symbol of Apollo as a solar God. The pentagram is also five alphas. My preferred correspondence is:

Apollo / Spirit --> Top
Ares / Fire --> Right (Sword) Hand
Athena / Air --> Left (Shield/Staff) Hand
Aphrodite / Water --> Left foot.
Artemis / Earth --> Right foot.

There are many reasons for this correspondence, I can't explain here, though you may read it otherwise in the bibliography originating from a book by Eliphas Levi. You have to keep in mind that magick books have intentional mistakes - it's either believe me or Eliphas Levi.

Witches are wearing both sign pendants for protection.