pen·​ta·​gram | \ ˈpen-tə-ˌgram How to pronounce pentagram (audio) \

Definition of pentagram

: a figure of a 5-pointed star usually made with alternate points connected by a continuous line and used as a magic or occult symbol also : a similar 6-pointed star (such as a Solomon's seal)

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Both the temple’s statue and the Sabrina statue feature a winged creature with a horned goat’s head and a pentagram on its forehead. Josephine Yurcaba, Teen Vogue, "The Satanic Temple Plans to Sue Netflix for Its Depiction of Baphomet in "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"," 30 Oct. 2018 Two years later, Preston Smith was allowed to display an oversized satanic pentagram in a Boca Raton park in protest of a nearby menorah, manger scene and Christmas tree. Susannah Bryan,, "Ring of string is latest religious symbol to spur controversy," 22 June 2018 But Wise’s ink includes a pentagram and the words suicide and heaven – all prominently displayed on his head. Shaun Brady,, "This University of the Arts grad has a pentagram tattooed on his face. He's also one of the most inventive singers working today," 25 June 2018 Sometime between 2 and 8:30 a.m., someone vandalized the garage door by spray painting in gold a pentagram and 666 Satan Loves You. 1000 block of Lexington Estates Boulevard, Nov. 22, 11:45 a.m. Someone removed tiles from the pool deck., "West Boca Raton Crime Log: Nov. 22 - Dec. 3," 23 Jan. 2018 The memorial consists of a black steel cube with an empty soldier’s helmet on top and golden pentagram symbols along the sides. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Minnesota Town Gets Veterans Memorial Covered With Satanic Imagery," 9 May 2017 The billboard includes a pentagram that frames a goat’s head, according to the release, and lists a website that details the Satanic Temple’s campaign against corporal punishment. Sarah Larimer, Washington Post, "The Satanic Temple is speaking out against corporal punishment in schools," 27 Oct. 2017 The cross will return to the park, but so will a memorial donated by the Satanic Temple, a political organization that promotes freedom of religious expression using satanic symbolism like the pentagram and a strong sense of satire. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Minnesota Town Gets Veterans Memorial Covered With Satanic Imagery," 9 May 2017 But even the appearance of the pentagram set Twitter ablaze with suggestions of Satanic worship. Elisabeth Sherman,, "Outback Steakhouse Denies Illuminati Ties," 31 July 2017

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First Known Use of pentagram

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pentagram

Greek pentagrammon, from penta- + -grammon (akin to gramma letter) — more at gram

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English Language Learners Definition of pentagram

: a shape that is like a star with five points formed by five straight lines and that is often used as a magic or religious symbol

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