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Elder sign

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Icon in the Cthulhu Mythos. A warped, five-pointed star with a flaming pillar (or eye) in its center.

The Elder Sign is an icon in the Cthulhu Mythos, whose stories describe it as a form of protection against evil forces. Although not described in Lovecraft's work, he illustrated it in correspondence as a line with five branches. Mythos writer August Derleth described the Elder Sign as a warped, five-pointed star with a flaming pillar (or eye) in its center, and it is this interpretation which has become the most popular in subsequent Mythos literature.

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Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Miscellaneous.

Elder sign is part of the Paganism group.

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