The Pentacle is the symbol of Witchcraft. The image of the Pentagram is a five point star in a circle. The five points represent the four directions, or the four elements, Earth, Air, Fire and Water, plus Spirit. The Pentacle is over 8,000 years old, and was used by many cultures including Egypt, Greece, India and Persia. In ages past, the Pentacle was used to ward off evil spirits. Today it is used by Wiccans, Magicians practicing Occult Magick, or Ceremonial Magick and other neo-pagans in Ritual Work and Magick.
Most Pentacles are worn as necklaces, carried as talismans or used in Rituals as representation of the Elements and Spirit and or the Goddess and God. If one were to cut and Apple through across the middle horizontally, the image shown inside is a pentagram, with the five seeds being the five points of the star. This may be a major reason why the Apple is thought to be a major symbol of the Witch.
By Liz T
|One example of a Pentacle Talisman or Pendant. Author of image unknown.|