Gaia Pentacle Picture

My preliminary design for an ambiguous pagan pentacle, and a potential Gaia goddess symbol. I chose a pentagon instead of a five-pointed star (pentagram) as the representation of the five elements: air, water, fire, earth, and spirit. I was inspired by the designs of the Pentacle/Earth suit in Ciro Marchetti’s The Gilded Tarot, where pentagons were used to inscribe the golden coins.

For those who may need the symbols explained
(both citations taken from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary):

pen•ta•cle |'pentəkəl| Noun.
Origin: late 16th century, from the medieval Latin ‘pentaculum’ apparently based on the Greek word 'penta' meaning five - most likely referring to the five-points of the pentagram star.
  1. a talisman or magical object, typically disk-shaped and inscribed with a pentagram or other figure, and used as a symbol of the element of Earth.
  2. another term for pentagram.
  3. (pentacles) one of the suits in some tarot packs, corresponding to coins in others.
Gai•a |'gīə|
  1. (also Gae•a, Ge) Greek Mythology: the Earth personified as a goddess, daughter of Chaos. She was the mother and wife of Uranus (Heaven); their offspring included the Titans and the Cyclopes. [Origin: Greek, ‘Earth.’]
  2. the Earth viewed as a vast self-regulating organism. [Origin: coined by James Lovelock, in the 1970s, at the suggestion of the writer William Golding, from the name of the goddess Gaia.]

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