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(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Sometimes spelled pantacle. The pentacle originally had the same meaning as pentagram but has come to mean a circular wooden or metal plate engraved with magical symbols (usually including a pentagram) and used in magical rituals.

A Gardnerian Wiccan pentacle is made of copper and engraved with the three degree symbols, plus those for the salute (kiss) and scourge, and for the god and goddess. Other traditions may incorporate different symbols and may use silver or wooden pentacles.

In ceremonial magic, a pentacle is frequently a protective talisman incorporating the design of a pentagram together with various words and names of power.


In Gothic tracery a five-pointed star motif with a pentagon in the center.