What Does the Five Point Star Mean?

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What Does the Five Point Star Mean?
The five-pointed star is a common symbol with many meanings. (Star image by reises from Fotolia.com)

The five-pointed star is a common symbol in many cultures and religions. It is the simplest star shape you can draw without lifting your pen, leading to the name "Endless Knot."

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The earliest known use of the five-pointed star was as a symbol of imperial power in Mesopotamia around 3500BC.


The five-pointed star represents protection and safety. In the Middle Ages, it was used to ward against evil.


In Christianity, the five-pointed star represents the five wounds of Christ and the Star of Bethlehem. In Paganism, the five-pointed star represents protection against evil. It is the official symbol of the Baha'i faith.


The five-pointed star is part of the national flag for 35 countries. It also serves as a symbol for military power and law enforcement in many countries.

Other Uses

Five-pointed stars have a number of other symbolic uses, including capital cities on maps, stamps that aren't postmarked in stamp collecting and lighthouses in nautical charts.

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