hex sign

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Noun[edit]

hex sign (plural hex signs)

  1. (paganism) A protective symbol used in Heathenry comprising of a six petaled flower or star set within a circle.

References[edit]

  • 1984 Futharc A Handbook of Rune Magic, Edred Thorsson, Samuel Weiser Inc, 0-87728-548-9, page 107.
    Common in Dutch hex signs and a powerful framework for talismans and visual magic.
  • 1993 Our Troth, the Ring of Troth and other true folk, ISBN 0-9623957-8-1, page 662.
    Hex-sign - a sign of hallowing and warding, traditionally put on the walls of houses or barns.
  • 1999 The Complete Illustrated Guide to Runes, Nigel Pennick, Element Books Ltd, ISBN 1 86204 100 8, page 183.
    hex sign Runic-derived protective sign used in Pennsylvania Dutch house-building.

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