been a protective sign against evil powers in the Western
world and in Japan. It is found in the Nordic countries drawn on the
doors of barns and storehouses to ward off trolls and to
invoke the aid of protecting forces. Even the hexagram
sometimes appears plaited.
See in Group 27 for more data.
The sign has had a similar meaning in modern times.
The plaited pentagram appears in the Stonemason's emblem and on the Moroccan banner.