It’s “Horned,” Not “Inverted”
June 29, 2016
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What I think of as a “horned pentagram”
As far as I’m concerned, a pentagram is a pentagram no matter what direction it’s pointing. Is there such a thing as an “inverted triangle” or an “inverted trapezoid”? No, and I don’t think pentagrams can be “inverted” either. I just happen to like the ones with two points thrusting into the sky the best. This is because they resemble horned animals, and while it’s easy to imagine a goat’s head inside the lines, you can just as easily imagine an antelope, a deer, or even an oryx. I’ve always liked that, because each of those animals are artiodactyls (i.e., mammals with cloven hooves), which makes them sacred to Seth-Typhon. So for this reason, I prefer to call this symbol the horned pentagram, while I think of its opposite as a standing pentagram. And while most other Pagans seem to prefer the latter, I much prefer the former; in fact, a pentagram just doesn’t look “right” to me unless it’s horned.