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."


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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