Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Double Square

Double Square - Rub el Hizb
CC picture by dewes008 (c) from Flickr

Like the hexagram, which is comprised of two equilateral triangles, the octagram (eight-pointed star) is comprised of two squares.

Possible origin: Tartessos, an ancient civilization based in Andalusia, which lasted till the 6th Century B.C.E.

Spanish name: Estrella tart├ęsica

Arabic name: Rub el Hizb (the Quran is divided into 60 chapters each of which is called Hizb) – it marks the end of a chapter in Arabic calligraphy.

Also called: al-Quds star

Indian name: Star of Lakshmi representing the eight forms of the goddess Lakshmi.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

El Al bottle

El Al bottle
Photographed by Hadi Orr (c) 2010

El Al bottle- Note

Photographed by Hadi Orr (c) 2010

Hadi Orr wrote to me:
These bottles were given out to first class passengers only on the airplane in the 50's. These bottles are very rare and some come in boxes which I had never seen before I purchased them.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Star of David Album wordle

Wordle for my Star of David Album blog
made by Jennie Gottschalk

Friday, June 04, 2010

Ethiopian flag 1903

Star of David and the Hebrew word for Zion on
Ethiopian flag 1903
On the lion- The Christian Cross

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Hexagrams in Stella Maris

Red Hexagram in Stella Maris
Photo by SaReGaMa (c) 2010

White Hexagram in Stella Maris
Photo by SaReGaMa (c) 2010

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Coin with Solomon Seal

Coin with Solomon's Seal
surrounding an Arabian Crescent  
like in

  Gift I got from Stephanie Comfort