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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 38. What does the Pentacle Symbol Mean to Pagans?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45505


The pentacle is a significant symbol in Paganism, representing the five elements and interconnectedness. Historically adopted by diverse cultures and religious movements, it represents the five elements - earth, air, fire, water, and spirit - central to Pagan belief systems. It's used in rituals for invoking elements, consecrating space, and as a talisman for protection. Despite occasional misconceptions, Paganism views it as a symbol of harmony, balance, and spiritual growth.

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