Sunday, September 24, 2006

Chinese Checkers

Trying to define the Star of David by its shape alone is not enough - even though the Star of David is a hexagram not every hexagram is a Star of David. This is a source of confusion for many people who see it on Indian temples, or as sheriffs' badges, or as Chinese checkers etc.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Photo is courtesy of "sfsweetness" who published it on Flickr under the title "Lava Star of David"; I don't agree with this title since the lava stones arranged in the shape of a six pointed hexagram has nothing to do with the Jewish meaning or theJewish name of this shape. To be on the safe side it could have been a corect title if it read: "Lava in the shape of Star of David"...
"sfsweetness" wrote to me:

This was taken at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the Halema'uma'u Trail.

Modern Mosaic

It looks old and Jewish but it is Modern Mosaic with artistic stars.
Photo is courtesy of Austin Sage who published it on Flickr and wrote to me:
I just thought it was a pretty mosaic design in a garden here in Austin.