Saturday, November 01, 2008

Tau Crosses inside a hexagram

Picture of early 20th century Tau Crosses inside a hexagram at Sheffield Roman CatholicCathedral, England, is courtesy of  “evissa” from Flickr who calls the hexagram by the name “double Trinity star”. Tau is the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet, and it looks like the letter T.

1 comment:

lpf said...

This form of hexagram (enclosed within a circle and with the letter Tau) seems to be connected with magic, specifically the magic of King Solomon, also called Enochian Magic.

If used in a church, it could perhaps be for purposes of protection. It may also be just one small part of a larger depiction:
http://www.donaldtyson.com/goet2.jpg

If this was formed in the early 20th century, there may be a connection to the use of magic as practised by groups such as The Golden Dawn:
http://www.donaldtyson.com/goetia9.html