An inverted pentagram is displayed on the floor of the Russian Umbrella Corporation’s elevator.
The Order of the Eastern Star, an organization associated with Freemasonry, has employed a point-down pentagram as its symbol, with the five isosceles triangles of the points colored red, blue, yellow, white and green.
This is an older form of the order’s emblem and it is now more commonly depicted with the central pentagon rotated 36° so that it is no longer strictly a pentagram.
It is the goat of lust attacking the heavens with its horns, a sign execrated by initiates.
Joss Whedon embeds the inverted pentagram via Captain America’s shield “The flaming star, which, when turned upside down, is the hierolgyphic [sic] sign of the goat of Black Magic, whose head may be drawn in the star, the two horns at the top, the ears to the right and left, the beard at the bottom. It is the goat of lust attacking the heavens with its horns.” “Let us keep the figure of the Five-pointed Star always upright, with the topmost triangle pointing to heaven, for it is the seat of wisdom, and if the figure is reversed, perversion and evil will be the result.” Satanists use a pentagram with two points up, often inscribed in a double circle, with the head of a goat inside the pentagram. They use it much the same way as the Pythagoreans, as Tartaros literally translates from Greek as a “Pit” or “Void” in Christian terminology (the word is used as such in the Bible, referring to the place where the fallen angels are fettered).
The first known uses of the pentagram are found in Mesopotamian writings dating to about 3000 BC.
The Sumerian pentagrams served as pictograms for the word “UB” meaning “corner, angle, nook; a small room, cavity, hole; pitfall,” suggesting something very similar to the pentemychos (see below on the Pythagorean use for what pentemychos means).
However, historic versions are in the public domain, many of which are virtually identical to the one employed by the Church of Satan.
The Sigil of Baphomet featured in the dark occult re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes , High Priest Peter H.
This design created by Bessy was inspired by the Oswald Wirth Baphomet design created in 1930.
The Church of Satan Baphomet, according to the Co S, is copyrighted and cannot legally be reproduced without their permission in conjunction with the Church of Satan name.
It is also a symbol that is used by several other organizations, usually those associated with Satanism and the Left-Hand Path.
The squatting Hebrew letters at each of the points of the pentagram read “לִוְיָתָן” starting from the lowest point and reading counter-clockwise.
The Pythagorean Greek letters are most often replaced by the Hebrew letters לויתן forming the name Leviathan.