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SYMBOL OF THE DAY

The Theosophical Seal
The Theosophical Seal to the Theosophical Society founded by Helena Blavatsky in 1875 is a smorgasbord of some of the most popular and important sacred symbols in World Religions. The Theosophical Society was founded in New York City on November 15, 1875 and was self described as, “a nonsectarian body of seekers after Truth, who endeavor to promote Brotherhood and strive to serve humanity." Before founding the society Helena Blavatsky grew quite the reputation as a women with deep spiritual and esoteric knowledge, she had traveled all over the world in quest of spiritual mysteries at a time which was unheard of for women to do so. However, in regards to the seal, at the very center of the seal can be found he infamous Ankh, an Egyptian symbol that stood for eternal life and can be found in the hand of about every Egyptian deity. Surrounding the ankh are 2 overlapping triangles pointing in opposite directions and is commonly known as the Star of David, or earlier referred to as the Seal of Solomon and sometimes had the syllables for Te-Tra-Gra-Ma-Ton surrounding it. Encircling the Star of David is then the Egyptian ouroboros which symbolized the cyclical nature of all processes and is believed to be the origin for the concept of infinity. Next to the head of the ouroboros is the swastika; despite modern theosophical depictions slightly altering the swastika from it typical presentation, it is a very popular and important solar symbol that originated in India and eventually spread throughout all of Asia. Note that the swastika was used in 1875 by the Theosophical Society and therefore before it contained the stigma of Nazi Germany. Also notice that the swastika is rotating clockwise which is a beneficent good luck symbol in Asia and is the opposite of its more tantric counterclockwise form which is used in Tibetian Buddhism and by the Nazis. Above the swastika is the Sanskrit representation for the sound of creation and the cosmos itself, OM. Om is a sacred sound and mantra within Indian and East Asian spiritual traditions... (Look in comments for last sentence)
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The Elven Star
This important 7-pointed star can be seen in a variety of magical, mystical, and religious traditions as well as considered a sacred geometric structure. More technically this symbol is sometimes referred to as the Septagram and in regards to Celtic and Pagan traditions it is called the Fairy Star. Pagan myths connected to the Elven Star have described it as a gateway symbol between humans and the world of fairies. Fairies are in fact specifically associated with the number 7. Mythologically the Queen Fairy was believed to come to the mortal world once every seven years in order to sacrifice a human to the devil. In literature Thomas the Rymer was said to have been stuck in the Fairy Kingdom for 7 years. The Elven Star is still the symbol of choice by groups who believe in and worship fairies. Astrologically some may know this symbol as the “7 sisters” in reference to the star cluster known as the Pleiades. Mythologically these celestial sisters were said to protect and guard the axis mundi of the world. The star is of particular importance because 7 has typically been seen as a sacred number across a multitude of spiritual and religious traditions. Therefore the elven star has been understood to be symbolic of the sacred sets of 7, including but not limited to the 7 days of the week, the 7 days of creation, the 7 visible planets, the 7 chakras, the 7 alchemical metals, the 7 pillars of wisdom, the 7 archangels, the 7 colors of the rainbow, the 7 notes on a musical scale, and so on. For the Egyptians the Elven Star was representative of the 7 spheres of the Afterlife as well as the 7 wise figures a soul meets on their journey after death. In Kabbalah this 7-pointed star is symbolic of the sphere of Netzach or victory. Like the pentagram and other powerful amulets the Elven Star can be drawn without the pen leaving the paper and has a particular use in the protection of secret knowledge. This is why some believe the famous magician and occultist Aleister Crowley adopted the 7-pointed star as the seal of his Astrum Argentum Order (Order of the Silver Star).
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The symbol for psychology represents the penultimate letter of the Greek alphabet, psi, which is also the first letter of the Greek word psuche, meaning mind or soul, from which the term psyche arose; which in turn gave us the name of the discipline psychology which is most commonly defined as study of the mind.

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SYMBOL OF THE DAY

The Elven Star
This important 7-pointed star can be seen in a variety of magical, mystical, and religious traditions as well as considered a sacred geometric structure. More technically this symbol is sometimes referred to as the Septagram and in regards to Celtic and Pagan traditions it is called the Fairy Star. Pagan myths connected to the Elven Star have described it as a gateway symbol between humans and the world of fairies. Fairies are in fact specifically associated with the number 7. Mythologically the Queen Fairy was believed to come to the mortal world once every seven years in order to sacrifice a human to the devil. In literature Thomas the Rymer was said to have been stuck in the Fairy Kingdom for 7 years. The Elven Star is still the symbol of choice by groups who believe in and worship fairies. Astrologically some may know this symbol as the “7 sisters” in reference to the star cluster known as the Pleiades. Mythologically these celestial sisters were said to protect and guard the axis mundi of the world. The star is of particular importance because 7 has typically been seen as a sacred number across a multitude of spiritual and religious traditions. Therefore the elven star has been understood to be symbolic of the sacred sets of 7, including but not limited to the 7 days of the week, the 7 days of creation, the 7 visible planets, the 7 chakras, the 7 alchemical metals, the 7 pillars of wisdom, the 7 archangels, the 7 colors of the rainbow, the 7 notes on a musical scale, and so on. For the Egyptians the Elven Star was representative of the 7 spheres of the Afterlife as well as the 7 wise figures a soul meets on their journey after death. In Kabbalah this 7-pointed star is symbolic of the sphere of Netzach or victory. Like the pentagram and other powerful amulets the Elven Star can be drawn without the pen leaving the paper and has a particular use in the protection of secret knowledge. This is why some believe the famous magician and occultist Aleister Crowley adopted the 7-pointed star as the seal of his Astrum Argentum Order (Order of the Silver Star).
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SYMBOL OF THE DAY

The Theosophical Seal
The Theosophical Seal to the Theosophical Society founded by Helena Blavatsky in 1875 is a smorgasbord of some of the most popular and important sacred symbols in World Religions. The Theosophical Society was founded in New York City on November 15, 1875 and was self described as, “a nonsectarian body of seekers after Truth, who endeavor to promote Brotherhood and strive to serve humanity." Before founding the society Helena Blavatsky grew quite the reputation as a women with deep spiritual and esoteric knowledge, she had traveled all over the world in quest of spiritual mysteries at a time which was unheard of for women to do so. However, in regards to the seal, at the very center of the seal can be found he infamous Ankh, an Egyptian symbol that stood for eternal life and can be found in the hand of about every Egyptian deity. Surrounding the ankh are 2 overlapping triangles pointing in opposite directions and is commonly known as the Star of David, or earlier referred to as the Seal of Solomon and sometimes had the syllables for Te-Tra-Gra-Ma-Ton surrounding it. Encircling the Star of David is then the Egyptian ouroboros which symbolized the cyclical nature of all processes and is believed to be the origin for the concept of infinity. Next to the head of the ouroboros is the swastika; despite modern theosophical depictions slightly altering the swastika from it typical presentation, it is a very popular and important solar symbol that originated in India and eventually spread throughout all of Asia. Note that the swastika was used in 1875 by the Theosophical Society and therefore before it contained the stigma of Nazi Germany. Also notice that the swastika is rotating clockwise which is a beneficent good luck symbol in Asia and is the opposite of its more tantric counterclockwise form which is used in Tibetian Buddhism and by the Nazis. Above the swastika is the Sanskrit representation for the sound of creation and the cosmos itself, OM. Om is a sacred sound and mantra within Indian and East Asian spiritual traditions... (Look in comments for last sentence)
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The Jain Prateek Chihna
Known as the Jain Prateek Chihna, this sacred symbol comes from the ancient Indian religious tradition of Jainism. Jains attain the name Jains because of their root in the Sanskrit word “jina” which means “victor;” this victory is in regards to a spiritual victory over the endless cycles of death and rebirth by way of an ethical and nonviolent path. As you can see, this symbol which was agreed upon by all Jains as the official symbol in 1974 is composed of many other symbols which reflect their religious and mythological beliefs. To start, the outline of the entire figure is said to be symbolic of the universe itself. The universe is then divided into three sections, the lower world, which reminds Jains of the 7 hells, the middle world which is the earthly plane and where we currently exist, and then there is the upper world symbolic of the heavens. Beginning from the top of the image and working down, first is the circle which sits inside of a crescent shape. The singular circle is said to be the beginning point or the zero-point, the nothingness of all things. The crescent which the zero-point lies within is not just symbolic of the moon but is also the abode of the Siddhas and is the final resting place of all liberated souls from the cycle of reincarnation. Below are the 3 bindhus and symbolize the 3 jewels of Jainism; right faith, right knowledge, and right conduct, only by these means do Jains believe one can become liberated. The swastika is a sacred symbol in Jainism and symbolizes the various realms into which a soul can be reincarnated into after death; these are heavenly beings, human beings, animal beings, and hellish beings. At the bottom is a raised right hand symbolizing to stop, with the word “ahimsa” in the palm which translates from Sanskrit as “non-violence.” This reminds Jains to stop and think twice before acting and do nothing to harm another creature. In light of its symbolic meanings this Jain symbol is deeply meaningful to practitioners and reminds them of their cosmic spiritual goals. *www.davidpatrickharry.com*
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The Black Madonna
The Black Madonna, or in France often referred to as the “Black Virgins,” are a depiction of the Virgin Mother Mary and usually an infant Jesus as having black or dark brown skin. Depictions of the Black Madonna were very popular in Poland during the medieval period. The Black Madonna is divided into two main categories: free-standing upright figures and figures seated on a throne. Depictions of the Black Madonna are often Byzantine in style. It is speculated that there are about 400-500 authentic Black Madonnas in Europe. The majority are found in Churches and museums, while a few are believed to be associated with miracles and attract many Christian pilgrims annually. The general Madonna motif is older than the Black Madonna, Madonna is just a name for the depiction of Mother Mary with baby Jesus or sometimes presented by herself. The name “Madonna” comes from the Italian word “ma donna” meaning “my lady.” In the context of Eastern Orthodox, the images we refer to as Madonna are called “theotokos” which come from the Greek “Θεοτόκος.” Θεο means “God” and τόκος means to give birth, therefore, in Eastern Orthodox Mary is referred to as the “Mother of God,” the “God bearer,” or more litterally, “she whose offspirng is God.” So what is the difference between Madonna and the Black Madonna, well a few things. The traditional Madonna representation of Mary is symbolic of the purified and perfect virgin archetype of the divine mother. While the Black Madonna, represents aspects outside the traditional virgin mother figure. The Black Madonna is thought to be the archetype of the dark feminine. Jung thought of the dark feminine as symbolic of the subconsious and all those qualities that lay within it. This would cross culturally link her to figures like Kali, Lilith, Isis, and Inanna. The Black Madonna is psychologically symbolic of the hidden feminine qualities that exist within an individual. She is symbolic of internal transformation and the awakening of spiritual consciousness. Out of the black prima materia she gives birth to God or in other words divine consiousness in human form.
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Anubis

Anubis, or in Greek “Ἄνουβις,” is the Greek name given to the Egyptian god of mumification, the afterlife, and is typically depicted with the head of a canine. The head of Anubis is of the african golden wolf, a species that can still be found throughout Egypt and North Africa. Anubis has assumed many different roles throughtout all the changes and evolutions of Egyptian mythology. The earliest recordings depict Anubis as the protector of graves and tombs. At one time he was reffered to as “the lord of the afterlife,” but eventually Osiris was given such title sometime between 2055 – 1650 BCE. It was then that Anubis became associated with the symbolic weighing of the heart, which would determine if a person was worthy enough to enter the realm of the dead. Though many stories differ through history, it was often believed that Anubis was the son of the ancient sun god Ra. One of the most interesting facts regarding Anubis is, despite being one of the oldest depicted and most popular gods of the Egyptian pantheon, Anubis occupies almost no role in Egyptian mythology. Egyptologist believe that Wepwawet, the other canine headed god who was depicted with either white or gray fur as opposed to black, was eventually combined with Anubis. Anubis’ black fur is said to be symbolic of death, rebirth, and the discoloration that accompanies a corpse. Like the Greek god Hermes, Anubis was considered a psychopomp and that is why the Greek combined the two deities to create Hermanubis, a 1st and 2nd century synthesis of Hermes and Anubis, which is on display at the Vatican Museums. Greeks were fairly fond of Anubis, in fact Plato wrote that Socrates uttered phrases such as "by the dog" (kai me ton kuna), "by the dog of Egypt", and "by the dog, the god of the Egyptians", both for emphasis and to appeal to Anubis as an arbiter of truth in the underworld. Despite there being little myths regarding the legends of Anubis, he was and is one of the most popular Egyptian gods, so when you see him think of the protector of tombs, mummification, a guide to the souls, and the weigher of the heart.
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The Uraeus
The Uraeus is an upright Egyptian cobra prominently displayed on the crown of pharaohs and symbolized sovereignty, royalty, deity, and divine authority in ancient Egypt. Etymologically uraeus comes form the Greek οὐραῖος and meant “on its tail” and comes from the Egyptian meaning “rearing cobra.” The uraeus was typically associated with the goddess Wadjet. Wadjet is a serpent goddess, she is often depicted as a cobra and she is considered one of the earliest Egyptian deities. She was the patroness of the Nile Delta and was considered the protector of Lower Egypt. To indicate Wadjet's protection over the land, pharaohs wore the uraeus as a head ornament, either with the body of Wadjet atop the head, or as a crown encircling the head. Only by wearing the uraeus was the pharaoh recognized the legitimate ruler. As the uraeus grew as a royal symbol, depictions of the gods Horus and Set began to have them wearing the uraeus symbol on their crown. According to mythology of Ra, the first uraeus was believed to have been created by the mother goddess Isis, who formed it from the dust of the earth and the spittle of the then-current sun deity (Ra). In addition to being and iconic adornment of the pharaoh, it was commonly seen in jewelry and as a protective amulet. As an Egyptian hieroglyph, the uraeus generally referred to a goddess, a priestess, the goddess Wadjet, the goddess Menhit, the shrine of the goddess àter, or sometimes even the goddess Isis. When Upper and Lower Egypt was unified, the image of Nekhbet, the goddess who was represented as a white vulture in Upper Egypt, was combined with her Lower Egyptian counterpart Wadjet’s image as the uraeus on the crowns of pharaohs to further symbolize their divine rule over Egypt.
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The Black Sun
The Black Sun, also known as “sonnenrad,” is an esoteric and occult symbol that was famously appropriated by Nazi Germany during WWII. The Black Sun is an ancient solar design with twelve radiating bent arms symbolic of the twelve zodiacs. The Back sun is displayed as an iconic sun wheel mosaic found on the floor of the infamous Wewelsburg Castle. Heinrich Himmler, the Nazi German SS General of the Third Reich, established the Wewelsburg Castle as a cult headquarters for the magical operations the Nazis were so interested in and claimed it would be the center of the “New World” once victory was achieved. Nazis often displayed the Black Sun with a counter-clockwise spinning swastika at the center and saw the arms of the black sun as symbolic of not only the SS found on German uniforms, but as well as claiming three swastikas composed the Black Sun. Its theorized that the origins of the German Black Sun may come from decorative solar discs by the Merovingians. The Merovingians are a dynasty that ruled what we now call France and part of Germany for over 300 years. Despite Nazi appropriation, the Black Sun can also be found in Alchemical and Hermetic thought. Devoid of its sinister connotation, for Alchemists there were two suns; one was the pure “philosophical gold” that symbolized the highest level of spiritual attainment, the other was the black sun symbolizing the prima materia or “material gold” of the soul which must be developed and transmuted into its perfected form. The black sun can also be found in modern day comics such as Grant Morrison’s 2000 AD series “Zenith,” which makes repeated references to a Black Sun cult. In the movie Iron Sky the Black Sun symbol represents the dark side of the moon which hides the secret base of the Nazis. In the Zombies game mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops II & III, the Black Sun represents an organization known as the "Order of the Keepers." Today the Black Sun is most often appropriated by Germanic Neopaganism, occultists, and esotericists.
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Osiris

Identified as the god of the afterlife, the Egyptian God Osiris is also the god of death, transition, resurrection, and regeneration. Iconically depicted with symbolic green skin for rebirth and vegetation, Osiris has a pharaoh's beard, partially mummy-wrapped legs, wearing a distinctive crown with two large ostrich feathers at either side, and holding a crook and flail. Osiris is the husband of Isis, brother to Set, and the father to the famous sky god Horus. Osiris comes to us as a Latin transliteration of the Ancient Greek Ὄσιρις, which in turn is an adaption from the original Egyptian. There are many different myths and versions of Osiris regarding who his parents were, whether he was the brother or husband to Isis, and so on. However, a popular myth recounted by Plutarch depicts the loyal devotion Isis had for her lover Osiris. In brief, Set fools Osiris into getting into a coffin, which Set then shuts, seals with lead, and throws into the Nile. Isis tirelessly searches for his remains until she finally finds him embedded in a tree trunk. She eventually manages to remove the coffin and open it, but to her despair she finds Osiris already dead. One version states that she then performs a magical spell taught by her father that briefly brings Osiris back to life. Before he dies for a second time Isis was able to be embraced by Osiris and impregnated. Nine months later she gives birth to Horus. While Isis is raising Horus, one night on a hunt Set comes across the body of his dead brother Osiris. Set then tears Osiris’ body into fourteen pieces and scatters them throughout the land. Still mourning the death of her lover, Isis then gathers up all the pieces of Osiris except for his penis which had been eaten by fish and bandaged his body back together in order for a proper burial. So impresssed by her devotion, the gods resurrected Osiris as the god of the underworld. Osiris’ continual association with death and resurrection is the reason he has always been connected to the flooding of the Nile and the growth of vegetation, which give further significance to his green skin.
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The Sacred Heart

Symbolic of Jesus Christ’s divine love for humanity, the Sacred Heart is one of the most widely practiced Roman Catholic devotions as well as an often-used symbol in Christian art. The origin of this devotion has been traced back to the Roman Catholic nun from France, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, who claims to have received the devotions from Jesus during a series of apparitions she received between 1673 and 1675; also he appeared later in the 19th century to a nun from Portugal, Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart, who requested Pope Leo XIII to consecrate the entire world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Sacred Heart is typically depicted as a flaming heart shining with divine light, encircled by a crown of thorns, pierced, bleeding, and surmounted by a cross. It is usually seen either in the bosom of Jesus with a wounded hand pointing towards it, or as a stand-alone symbol. The bleeding wound and crown of thorns symbolize the crucifixion of Jesus, the fire is symbolic of the purifying and transformative power of divine love. Despite its fixture in Christian iconography, there is no evidence to support any reverence or devotion ever given to the heart of Jesus Christ during the first ten centuries of Christianity. Devotion to the Sacred Heart grew from the veneration given to the Holy Wounds of Christ. It is impossible to decipher who or what book was the first devotee of the Sacred Heart, but we do know it began near the end of the 11th and beginning of the 12th century. Certainly a prominent feature in Roman Catholicism but also found in Anglican, and Lutheranism, the Sacred Heart of Jesus is sometimes believed to be synonymous with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Next you see the Sacred Heart of Jesus in art, tattoos, or on clothing remember the Passion of Christ and his unconditional love for humanity.
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The Chi Rho

One of the earliest christograms used in the Christian tradition, the Chi Rho is composed of the first two letters from the name of Christ in Greek, ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ, pronounced “Christos.” However, interestingly the Chi Rho symbol can be found in pre-Christian times being used to mark particularly valuable and interesting pages; some coins of Ptolemy III Euergetes (246–222 BCE) were marked with a Chi-Rho. The Roman use of the Chi Rho is sometimes referred to as the labarum. Being that Christianity is a variant Solar Religion, it is not too surprising to find that the Chi Rho is believed to have been an adaptation from the Egyptian Ankh, and can be found in Persian traditions as symbolic of the sun god Mithras. The use of the Chi Rho by the Mithraic traditions helped bridge the gap between Mithraism and Christianity. Sun deities such as Sol Invictus, Helios, Apollo, or Mithras were typically inscribed on coinage, but in 325 CE Sol Invictus disappeared from Roman coinage and was replaced with Emperor Constantine holding a sign displaying the Chi Rho. Referring to it as the "labarum," Constantine used the symbol on his personal flag and representative of the Roman military by issuing it to all the soldiers to symbolize who they fought for. To the left and right of the Chi Rho I chose today are the Greek letters for Alpha and Omega, also symbolic of Jesus Christ. This connects back to the Greek philosophical tradition of the “Logos.” In Greek philosophy, the Logos was thought to be the eternal informing voice, word, knowledge, or reason. Different schools philosophized different things, however, early Christian fathers like Justin, went so far as to claim Socrates and Plato were both Christians because they were informed by and paid reverence to the Logos. The Christology of the Gospel of John depicts Jesus as the literal incarnation of the logos and begins the gospel with the interesting phrase, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was God.” www.davidpatrickharry.com
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Ganesha
Referred to as the “remover of obstacles,” Ganesha is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. Veneration towards Ganesha can even be found in Buddhist and Jain traditions. Ganesha is a wisdom deity who is the patron of arts, sciences, writing, the deva of intellect, and the God of new beginnings. It was during the Gupta Period (4th and 5th centuries CE) when Ganesha emerged as a distinct and prominent deity. He is the son of Shiva (father) and Parvati (mother). The most well known story regarding how Ganesha received the head of an elephant comes from the “Shiva Purana.” It describes an instances where Parvati begins to prepare for a bath, wanting someone to stand guard while she baths she formed Ganesha from the turmeric paste used for bathing from her body and formed a boy. She then breathed the breath of life into him and told him to not let anybody pass this doorway and into the house while she is bathing. However, eventually Shiva comes home and to his surprise finds a strange boy guarding the doorway to his home; he tries to reason with Ganesha by stating this is his home and that Ganesha’s mother Parvati is his wife. Ganesha still refuses. Shiva, becoming very frustrated at Ganesha for not letting him in while Parvati is bathing, decides to cut his head off and kill the boy. When Parvati becomes aware of Ganesha’s death she gets so enraged she threatens to destroy all of creation unless two conditions are met; one, that the boy is brought back to life, and two, that he will be forever worshiped before all the gods. After Brahma and Shiva agree to her requests, Shiva goes out and takes the head of the first great animal he finds. Brahma places the elephant head on the boy’s body, breathes new life into him, and declares him to be among the gods. According to Kundalini yoga, Ganesha resides in the first chakra and generally within Hinduism is identified with the mantra OM or AUM. Ganesha’s divine vehicle is a mouse and in almost all art depicting Ganesha you can find a small mouse somewhere in the mix.
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The Valknut
Consisting of three interlocked triangles, the Valknut is an old Norse symbol that connects back to the god Odin. It’s believed that the valknut was used by Vikings and Germanic peoples as a protective amulet. The valknut carried a promise that Odin (wisdom deity, magician, shaman, psychopomp, and giver of the Runic alphabet) would protect the spirit of the fallen warrior who died in his name; there was also a reassurance that this symbol would allow the warrior to be reincarnated into another life. Valknut is a modern Norwegian compound word that means, “knot of those fallen in battle” or “slain warriors knot.” This symbol looks very similar to the triquetra and the triskele. It is theorized that the original meaning of valknut was a knot symbolizing the mental binding capability of Odin. In many poems it is mentioned the Odin had the ability to bind and unbind the minds of men so that they would become helpless in battle, or he may loosen the mental fear and strain by inducing battle madness, intoxication, or inspiration. Despite its origins orienting around battle and death, in modern times the valknut has become a pop cultural symbol related to Norse mythology and seen in corporate logos and tattoos; in Germany it has been adopted by soccer clubs and white supremacists.
Artwork: by Richard Barnes
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