Ancient Protection Symbols And Their Meanings

Protection symbols are used to make one feel safe from any harm or evil. Find out some of the ancient symbols that you can protect yourself with.

By Dagmar Thomson
Ancient Protection Symbols And Their Meanings

Ancient Protection Symbols and Their Meanings

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Protection magic is one of the most straightforward of all types of magical spells. It is hard to enjoy life when you do not feel safe. From ancient times, humans have been using protection symbols and chants to get rid of evil in their lives. Most of the symbols are ancient and have the power that can offer you protection from magical spells. Most magical spells are ancient and powerful. Spells can be cast using chants that have to be repeated and performed using ingredients. Magical spells that have been cast can only be removed using removal spells that also have chants. To avoid all this, you can use a protection symbol to protect you from any spells cast.Magical symbols have different meanings and functions. They also have energy that differs from the symbols. The symbols have to be used properly for them to work. Here are some of the protection symbols and their meanings.

1. Pentacle as an Ancient Protection Symbol

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This is one of the ancient protection symbols. The symbol has a star that represents the four elements, which are water, fire, air, and earth plus spirit. A circle surrounds the star as a symbol of the connection and mutual relationship between the elements. The pentacle can at times be used on altars and magical work as a symbol of the element earth.

2. Eye of Horus

The eye of Horus is one of the ancient Egyptian symbols that is often used for protection. The eye of Horus is sometimes known as The Wadjet. Many people believe that this symbol has protective and healing powers and it can also keep evil spirits away. Therefore, because of its powers, it is used to beautify protective amulets and other items.

3. Triple Moon

The three phases of the moon are one of the ancient protection symbols. The three phases are known as waxing, full, and waning. The symbol is also known as the triple goddess in some traditions to symbolize the three phases of womanhood, which are maiden, mother, and crown. The first crescent, which is the waxing moon, represents transformation, new beginnings, and new life. The full moon is the circle in the middle. This is when the magic has the most power. The final phase, which is the second crescent moon, represents the moon when it is at the waning stage. Evil things can be removed from your life at this stage.

4. Triquetra

The triquetra is one of the ancient protection symbols that is used to symbolize the holy trinity. The symbol is used in Nordic and Celtic inscriptions and arts as well as Germanic coins and Swedish runes that date as far back as the 11th century. There are some modern traditions that use the symbol to show the connection between the body, mind, and soul. Pagan traditions use it to symbolize the three realms, which are the sea, sky, and earth. There have been speculations in the past that the triquetrous was used to symbolize the triple goddess. It was also used as a representation of feminine spirituality although no written evidence has been found up to date.

5. Hecate’s Wheel

Hecate’s wheel is used to symbolize the three aspects of the goddess, which are the maiden, mother, and the crown and it is one of the ancient protection symbols. In the Greek religion and tradition, Hecate is a goddess who was linked to sorcery, crossroads, herbs, magic, entrances, necromancy, the moon, and witchcraft. The wheel stands for the power of life and knowledge and is very popular in feminist traditions.

6. Ankh

This ancient Egyptian symbol stands for life and is one of the protection symbols. The ankh has come to represent eternal life for some time and immorality to different people. There are people who use the ankh to show their spiritual beliefs rather than religion. The other name for Ankh is Egyptian Cross or in Latin, it is known as crux ansata which means ‘cross with a handle’.

7. Spiral Goddess

The Wiccans use this symbol as a sign of life and it is one of the protection symbols. The spiral stands for the ever-continuing cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The spiraling line in the symbol is thought to be the constant path of life. In the ancient times, the symbol was engraved on tombs. Spirals are also present in nature like in seashells and galaxies.

8. Labyrinth

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It is very hard to get lost in a labyrinth, unlike a maze. Even though there are many twists and turns, there is only one-way in and out. This also applies to life. Despite the life you are born into, there is only one way to come into the world and to leave it. Therefore, the labyrinth is seen as a symbol of life and death. It is also one of the protection symbols.

9. Faery Star (Setogram)

It is also known as the Elven star and is one of the ancient powerful symbols. It is linked to magical powers and is used in some faerie customs. In many pagan customs, seven is a sacred number and the symbol of the star can be used to symbolize different types of seven items depending on a person’s beliefs. They include the following: • The seven elements (water, air, fire, earth, within, above, and below) • The seven classical planets (moon, Mercury, sun, Mars, Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter) • The seven days of the week • The seven stars • The seven white notes on a diatonic music scale • The seven major Hindu Chants • The seven tenants (humility, trust, balance, reincarnation, tolerance, learning, and harmony)

10. Horned God

The Wicca customs use this name to mean life and the male aspects of spirituality. During spells and other magical work, this symbol can be used to summon the god and is one of the ancient protection symbols. The horned god is linked with virility and the wilderness. There people who believe that the horned god carries the souls of the dead to the underworld.

11. The Eye of Ra

Just like the Eye of Horus, this is one of the ancient magical symbols that was used for protection. Egyptian fishermen used to engrave the symbol on their boats to protect them from evil spirits. It was engraved on Egyptian coffins so that the dead would be safe in the afterlife. The Eye of Ra was normally worn as an amulet or talisman or the amulet was placed in the house to offer the owner protection.

12. Solar Cross

It is an equal-armed cross, which can also have a circle surmounting it. The solar cross is one of the ancient symbols that has existed since Stone Age carvings and is one of the protection symbols. The solar cross symbolizes light and how the sun moves. The sun was very important to the ancient humans since it could predict seasons and give energy. As a symbol of protection, it evokes the power of the Sun, God, and the guardians of the Four Directions. It is a powerful exercise to meditate on the cross’s intersection. When you are under harm, you can use the Solar Cross to calm you down. It gets rid of negative energy and shadows.

13. Hamsa

This amulet is hand shaped and is very popular in Africa and the Middle East. It is hung on walls and windows or worn as jewelry. The Hamsa banishes evil spirits with its all-seeing eye in the middle of the palm. The open right hand stands for blessings and power. Muslims and Jews in the Middle East know the Hamsa custom. Modern witches at times say that the five fingers stand for the five blessings: Money, Wealth, Love, Power, and Wisdom while the palm represents protection. The Hamsa symbol has many versions. It varies from the simple line drawings of the five fingers to the styled versions. The amulet can sometimes be engraved with words and signs of power.

14. Crossed Spears Symbols

This was commonly used in magical customs. It was used as a symbol of protection. From ancient times, the crossed spear has appeared in many cultures. It is one of the eight witches’ runes where it stood for disagreements. It blocks the actions of an enemy and to put up a barricade.

15. Witch’s Knot or Charm

This is one of the commonly used Wiccan symbols. It is a symbol of protection from powerful witchcraft. The four loops are made in such a way they point all four points of the compass as a way of protecting the owner from all points of entry. Therefore, it is considered one of the most common Wiccan protection symbols. It is suggested that a Witch’s Knot should be drawn in a single constant line without breaking when making it. This will make the Witch’s Knot to be more powerful. During ancient times, the Witch’s knot was engraved on doorways as a form of protection from evil forces.

16. Athame (Dagger)

This ceremonial dagger has a black handle. It was very common in Wiccan spells and customs and was a symbol of removing what was unwanted. The Athame should be represented with the blade pointing upwards. It is linked to elements of fire and air whose symbols are triangles facing upwards. An Athame for a spell had to be cleaned first. In ancient times, the Athame had a single edge since it was used to shape candles. The Athame can sometimes be confused with the boline. A bowline is used to cut ropes, ingredients, and twine to be used in a spell. A bowline is also used to engrave words and it has a white handle. An Athame is used to make the borderline of a magic circle. As you can see, protection symbols are not a new invention. They have been used since ancient times to ward off evil spirits. Most of the symbols can be engraved on amulets that are worn easily. When you know which protection symbol you want to use, then you are one-step ahead of any person who wants to cast a spell on you.