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Hygeia and the Pentagram

Post  AgathonZante on Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:32 pm

I remember reading some history on the ancient practice of Pythagoras, and read that the Pentagram was used as a symbol of Hygeia, the Goddess of Health and Well Being. Is this true?

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Re: Hygeia and the Pentagram

Post  Thrasyvoulos on Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:07 am

AgathonZante wrote:I remember reading some history on the ancient practice of Pythagoras, and read that the Pentagram was used as a symbol of Hygeia, the Goddess of Health and Well Being. Is this true?

Yes, among the Pythagoreans. However, it didn't have the circle around it that's so prevalent today. It was a simple five pointed star, representing the golden ratio.
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