Pentagram is the name given to a musical score composed of five parallel lines on the horizontal, which carry the musical notes written between the four spaces constituted between them. The word comes from the French “pentagramme”.
The pentagram is also a figure or symbol formed by five signs or lyrics that are supposed to have magical powers.
Pentagram can still be, in geometry, the name given to a regular star pentagon, where the symbol and the term already begin to assume a more mystical meaning because it is a talisman of the Pythagoreans, those who follow a series of doctrines and rules of life related to the mathematician Pythagoras. These doctrines are called Pythagoreanism and are organized in philosophical-religious communities, multiplied by Magna Greece.
Among the meanings given to the pentagram we have, mainly, that of its representation as a five-pointed star formed by a continuous and interlaced line that has always been recognized as a symbol of energy and power.
The first Christians saw in the pentagram the symbol of the five wounds of Christ, that is why the concept has such a negative connotation nowadays, being a symbol that is linked to negative aspects and energies, feared by a good part of the Christian community and by societies whose Christianity is the dominant religion.
For esoterics, the pentagram also represents the five elements: earth, air, fire, water and spirit.
The pentagram is among the main and best known symbols of humanity, with its meanings being altered to the course of the
History. The ancient Hebrews, for example, considered the Pentagram as the Truth, in reference to the five books of the Pentateuch (the five books of the Old Testament attributed to Moses). The Greeks, on the other hand, admired the geometric perfection of the symbol and called it the Pentapha, composed of five “As”.
The Chinese use the pentagram as the philosophical basis of Chinese medicine to represent what they call the “cycle of destruction.
Each end of the pentagram symbolizes one element specifically: Earth, Water, Fire, Wood and Metal. The idea is that each element can generate the next, thus creating a perfect cycle of creation – in addition, each element acts as an inhibitor of another element, to maintain balance.