Ancient Egyptian religion Ancient Egyptian symbol for eternal life; now also associated with Kemetism and neo-paganism.
divination Arrows used to gain knowledge through divination.
Knights Templar Adopted by modern occultists and Satanists after the Knights Templar were accused of worshiping it. Theistic Satanists worship it as a deity or demon, while atheistic Satanists see it as a metaphorical symbol. The goat-headed Baphomet image seen here is a 19th century creation first appearing in Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie (1856) by Christian occultist Éliphas Lévi and is not representative of the Baphomet associated with the Knights Templar. See also: Sigil of Baphomet and Baphomet (sculpture).
Nazi occultism and later the neo-Nazi movement
A symbol of the sun composed of twelve sig runes first appearing on the floor of the north tower of Wewelsburg after Heinrich Himmler ordered it to be remodeled, it gained modern popularity due to its use by Nazi occultists. It was adopted by the Church of Satan as a symbol of Satanism. The name "Black Sun" was coined by Wilhelm Landig of the Landig Group.
Alchemy The alchemical symbol for the sun and various sun gods. Also the alchemical symbol for gold.
Cross of Saint Peter
Christianity, later adopted by Satanism Used paradoxically both as a symbol of Saint Peter and as Anti-Christian sentiment. The symbol comes from the crucifixion of Saint Peter, in which he requested to be crucified upside-down as he didn't see himself as worthy to die the same way as Jesus.
Eye of Horus
Ancient Egyptian religion The eye of the god Horus, a symbol of protection, now associated with the occult and Kemetism.
Eye of Providence (or the all-seeing eye of God)
Christian iconography The eye of God within a triangle and surrounded by holy light, representing His omniscience.
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Thelema, Paganism, Alchemy
In Christianity, it represents the seven days of creation. In Islam, it represents the first seven verses of the Quran. It is the symbol of Babalon in Thelema. In Wicca, it is known as the Elven Star, Fairy Star, or Septagram.
Mandala and Judaism An ancient symbol of the Jewish faith, also found on the Seal of Solomon.
Icelandic magical staves
Sigils created with magical powers by the Icelandic people. Pictured is the stave known as Ægishjálmur.
the works of
John Dee A symbol invented by John Dee, alchemist and astrologer at the court of Elizabeth I of England. It represents (from top to bottom): the moon; the sun; the elements; and fire.
Ancient Egypt and Persia
A serpent or dragon consuming its own tail, it is a symbol of infinity, unity, and the cycle of death and rebirth.
A type of talisman used in magical evocation. In occultism, it is synonymous with sigil, while in paganism it is synonymous with pentagram. These are two different definitions for the same term.
An ancient symbol of a unicursal five-pointed star circumscribed by a circle with many meanings, including but not limited to, the five wounds of Christ and the five elements (earth, fire, water, air, and soul). In Satanism, it is flipped upside-down. See also: Sigil of Baphomet.
Rosicrucianism / Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn A symbol associated with Christian Rosenkreuz with many different attributions of symbolism.
Norse mythology Ancient magical symbols used by Norsemen, used in modern times by heathens and occultists. They were popular among Nazi occultists.
Seal of Solomon
Alchemy, Christian and Islamic esotericism A ring attributed to King Solomon in Jewish and esoteric tradition.
Seal of the
Theosophy (Blavatskian) A seal consisting of a Swastika, Star of David, Ankh, Om, and Ouroboros, used by the Theosophical Society, an organization formed in 1857 to advance Theosophy.
Order of Nine Angles The main symbol of the Order of Nine Angles, a neo-Nazi Satanic and Left-hand occult group based in the United Kingdom.
Renaissance magic Images created for magical purposes, sometimes attributed as signatures of demons, angels, and other beings.
Grimorium Verum A sigil attributed to Lucifer himself, used in Satanism and Luciferianism.
Sigil of Baphomet
Church of Satan Official emblem of the Church of Satan, consisting of the head of a goat transfixed upon a reversed pentagram flanked by the Hebrew letters of the word " Leviathan" (לִוְיָתָן).
Sigillum Dei (Seal of God)
Europe, late Middle Ages
A magical diagram, composed of two circles, a pentagram, and three heptagons, and is labeled with the name of God and his angels.
Alchemy A symbol of the Philosopher's stone.
Tamil mysticism A mystic diagram used for astrology.
Various alchemical symbols for sulfur
Alchemy; Satanism Alchemical symbols for sulfur, associated with the fire and brimstone of Hell. The third pictured is also known as a 'Leviathan Cross' or 'Satan's Cross'.
Iron age religions and later gnosticism and neo-paganism. An ancient pagan symbol of the sun, adopted by gnostics, neopagans, and occultists.
Symbol of Chaos
Michael Moorcock, Aleister Crowley and chaos magic A symbol originating from The Eternal Champion, later adopted by occultists and role-playing games.
Judaism The unspeakable name of God, used in magical evocation.
Tree of Life (Kabbalah)
Kabbalah The tree of life is a diagram used in various mystical traditions. It usually consists of 10 nodes symbolizing different archetypes and 22 lines connecting the nodes. The nodes are often arranged into three columns to represent that they belong to a common category
Aleister Crowley's Thelema Symbol of the Thelema religion, a hexagram that can be drawn with one line.
Zodiac Man (Homo Signorum, or 'Man of Signs')
Astrology A graph correlating zodiacal names with body parts.