Satanic symbols are used in Satanism, which is a group of physiological and ideological beliefs based on the fallen angel, Satan. They are used in the worship of Satan and to represent several aspects of this belief.
Each of the symbols has its specific representation in the practice of the belief and some of these representations will be discussed in the course of this write-up. Continue reading to find out more about these symbols and what they represent.
Satanic Symbols and Their Meanings
The Sigil of Baphomet
It is referred to as the principal symbol of Satanism and used frequently in many satanic artworks. The symbol of Baphomet is a combination of the serpent Leviathan, the goat and the inverted pentacle.
The sigil is a representative of Satan, which is the dark force of both man and nature. The pentacle has 5 points as expected and it can be set to make the points go in different directions.
The symbol has prehistoric origins and was used by Solomon in the bible. It equally stands for the victory of spirit over matter. It has been used by different individuals with each of them giving it different meanings. Some Christians even use it to stand for Christ himself as far back as the 12th century. Some even use it to repel evil.
Ankh symbol has its origin in ancient Egypt and it symbolizes eternal life. The symbol is equally associated with neo-paganism and Kemetism
Another name for this symbol is Belomancy. It is an ancient symbol in all sense of the word and has found its way into divination in many cultures.
The Black Sun
This symbol is traced to the Renaissance in Germany, but later become a popular symbol during the neo-Nazi period, during which it was strongly linked to occultism.
It is an ancient symbol and gives a full representation of the sun and all the deities of the sun. According to Dave Talbot, this symbol represents various extraterrestrial planets, like the Saturn, Venus, and Mars. Another name for Saturn in ancient times was the sun. On the other hand, ancient people thought the Mars was between the Earth and the sun.
The symbol of chaos originates from Aleister Crowley, Michael Moorcock and chaos magic. It comprises eight arrows arranged in a radial pattern. The symbol of law is an arrow in an upright position. Other names for this symbol are:
- Arms of Chaos
- Arrows of Chaos
- Chaos Star
- Chaos Cross
- Symbol of Eight
The evil eye is a legend or a curse that can be cast via a malevolent glare and it is usually sent to the target when the individual is not aware. It is believed that the evil eye can cause injury or misfortune in the life of the target. Also, talismans created for protecting people against the evil eye are also called “evil eyes.” The significance of the evil eye and its concept vary depending on the concerned culture. Decorations and charms with eye-like symbols are called nazars and can be used in repelling the evil eye.
Eye of Providence
It is also called the all-seeing eye of God. The symbol originates from Christian iconography and it shows an eye usually surrounded by a glory or light rays enclosed by a triangle. The symbol stands for the eye of God watching the universe, which makes it a concept of Providence
The hexagram is its Greek name, while the Latin form is called Sexagram. It is a six-point geometric star bearing the Schlafly symbol. The term is used for referring to the compound figure of two quadrilateral triangles since there are no true regular continuous hexagrams.
It is used in the practice of ceremonial magic and occult. It is equally attributed to the 7 “old” planets in astrology. It is used in conjuring spiritual forces and spirits. It is also used in making talismans. It can equally be called the talisman of Saturn.
It is used in European witchcraft. It is a sphere or circle of space marked by those who practice ritual magic. It is believed to contain form and energy from. It can also be marked physically using chalk or salt. It has a spiritual significance similar to that of yantra and mandala in some eastern religions.
It is a symbol invented by John Dee, astrologers and alchemist at the court of Elizabeth I of England. It is an esoteric symbol and dates as far back as 1564. The symbol came out of a vision by the inventor concerning the unity of the Cosmos
The pentacle is a talisman used in magical evocation and usually made of metal, paper or parchment. It can also be made of other materials on which a magical design is drawn. Protective symbols may equally be included in it, like the Seal of Solomon.
It is also called Rose Croix or Rose Cross. The symbol is associated with the founder of the Rosicrucian Order, alchemist, Qabbalist and the semi-mythical Christian Rosenkreuz.
The symbol is a cross with white, golden or red rose at its center. It also symbolizes the teaching of a western esoteric tradition and it was formed within Christian tenets.
It is also called Ramar Chakra, Rama Chakra or Sri Rama Chakra. It is a yantra or mystic diagram given in Tamil Almanacs as an instrument of astrology and can help in predicting the future. It is made of a square divided into small equal squares.
The squares are strongly magic squares and the entire diagram is made of 36 of these small squares, 6 columns, and 6 rows.
The ouroboros is an ancient symbol from Egypt representing a dragon or serpent eating its own tail. From its origin in ancient Egyptian iconography, it entered into eastern traditions through Greek magical tradition and later adopted as a symbol in Hermeticism and Gnosticism, especially alchemy.
It has a six-pointed star and can be drawn or traced unicursally. It can equally be depicted inside a circle with touching points. It is part of the Seal of Orichalcos prominent in the Waking the Dragon arc. It can be used in summoning angels that can erase memories.