The unicursal hexagram is a hexagram or six-pointed star that can be traced or drawn unicursally, in one continuous line rather than by two overlaid triangles. The hexagram can also be depicted inside a circle with the points touching it. It is often depicted in an interlaced form with the lines of the hexagram passing over and under one another to form a knot. It is the same shape as depicted in Blaise Pascal's 1639 Hexagrammum Mysticum Theorem.
In Aleister Crowley's Thelema, the hexagram is usually depicted with a five-petalled flower in the centre which symbolises a pentacle. The Symbol itself is the equivalent of the Egyptian Ankh or the Rosicrucian's Rosy Cross; which represents the microcosmic forces (the pentacle, representation of the pentagram with 5 elements, the Pentagrammaton, YHSVH or Yahshuah) interweave with the macro-cosmic forces (the hexagram, the representation of the planetary or heavenly cosmic forces, the divine).
In popular culture
- The unicursal hexagram was part of the symbol called "The Seal of Orichalcos" that was prominent in the Waking the Dragons arc of Yu-Gi-Oh! (1996-2004).
- A unicursal hexagram appears several times in the television series Supernatural (2012-present) as a symbol to ward off evil entities. It was also featured prominently in the season 8 episode "As Time Goes By" as the symbol signifying membership of the Men of Letters. It's mentioned that it stands above the gates to Atlantis.
- The unicursal hexagram was on the cover of the Bring Me the Horizon single Drown.
- A modified version of the symbol appears on the cover of Mindless Self Indulgence's fifth studio album How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence.
- Serves as a symbol of Inferno fraction in the Heroes of Might and Magic V.
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