The Polytheistic Roots of the Star of David

The six-sided star is one of the most prevalent and easily-recognizable modern-day symbols⁠. It is also famously promoted as the ‘Star of David.’

Interestingly however, no scripture mentions a star being used by David. Yes, you read that right. There is no Biblical or Talmudic origin for this symbol.[1] In fact, according to Haaretz, the six-sided star was not always associated with Judaism but was adopted later on.

The earliest association of the six-sided star with Jews was in 1354.[2]

Smithsonian Magazine agrees with Haaretz on the fact that the six-sided star is neither the oldest nor the only image associated with Judaism.[3]

This very same sentiment is also expressed by the Jewish Board of Education.[4]

According to the United Methodist Church, the six-sided star is referred to as the Creator’s Star. According to the Jews, the six points of the star point towards six attributes of God: wisdom, majesty, power, love, mercy, and justice. According to the Christians, it is called the Creator’s Star, and it signifies that each entity of the trinity was present at creation. Furthermore, the Trinity is represented by three equal sides, indicating that no single entity dominates the others.[5]

According to the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, the six-sided star was known to ancient Egyptians, and their religion was predominantly sun-worship.[6]

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Israeli scholar Gershom Scholem wrote a very enlightening research paper titled THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF THE SIX-POINTED STAR: How the “Magen David ” Became the Jewish Symbol[7] where he clearly states:

‘Actually, the six-pointed star is not a Jewish symbol; a fortiori it could not be “the symbol of Judaism.” It has none of the criteria that mark the nature and development of the true symbol. It does not express any “idea,” it does not arouse ancient associations rooted in our experiences, and it is not a shorthand representation of an entire spiritual reality, understood immediately by the observer. It does not remind us of anything in Biblical or in rabbinic Judaism.’

What does the six-sided star symbol mean?

Where does the six-sided star come from?

Academic sources claim it comes from the polytheist Babylonians, Egyptians, and Assyrians. Israelites worshipped “star gods” such as Remphan[8] and Chiun[9] which were five-sided or six-sided stars.

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Study the following Biblical passages and see how the people were rebuked for taking on worship of the star gods:

But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. [Amos 5:26][10]


Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. [Acts 7:43][11]

The six-sided star is also used by Hindus (referred to as “Shatkona” and considered being representation of Shiva and Shakti) and Buddhists (Vajrayogini⁠—a Buddhist deity⁠—is drawn as a hexagram).[12]

Coincidentally, Satanists, Luciferians, and astrologers also use the six-sided star in their rituals.

In Hinduism, the triangle pointing upwards represents the male reproductive organ, and the downward pointing triangle represents the female reproductive organ.[13]

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Interestingly, the Catholic Church also has six-sided stars on display very boldly.

The numerical value of the six-sided star is 666. This is from six points, six triangles, and six-sided hexagon. If you put two triangles together (one normal and one inverted), you get the hexagram formation within the two shapes.[14]

Babylonian astrologers used the six-sided star for sun worship. They had divided the heavens into 36 constellations. These constellations are then represented by amulets which were worn by pagan priests. This is referred to as the Seal of Solomon or Sun Seal. The amulets contained all the numbers from 1 to 36. They claimed that, by using these numbers, they were able to foresee future events. The sum of all the columns on the amulet, both horizontally and vertically, is 666.[15]

Sun worship is associated with Satan worship. Study the following ḥadīth describing the action of Shayṭān when the sun rises and sets:

The Messenger of Allah ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: The time of the noon prayer is when the sun passes the meridian and a man’s shadow is the same (length) as his height, (and it lasts) as long as the time for the afternoon prayer has not come; the time for the afternoon prayer is as long as the sun has not become pale; the time of the evening prayer is as long as the twilight has not ended; the time of the night prayer is up to the middle of the average night and the time of the morning prayer is from the appearance of dawn, as long as the sun has not risen; but when the sun rises, refrain from prayer for it rises between the horns of the devil.[16]

Ibn Ḥajar raḥimahullāh makes the following comment related to the phrase “the two horns of the devil” mentioned in the ḥadīth:

“The two horns of the devil (Satan) means the two sides of his head. The following is stated: Satan stands in the same line as the place where the sun rises; when the sun rises, the two sides of the head of the devil remain in the middle so that those who worship the sun prostrate before him when they prostrate before the sun. The same thing is in question when it sets. Thus, the rising of the sun between the two horns of the devil is according to a person who watches the sun when it rises. If he watched the devil, he would see the devil standing before the sun.”[17]

All praise is for Allāh Ta’ālā. He blessed us with Islām and saved us from polytheism and Satanism. May He keep us steadfast and firm upon īmān. Āmīn.

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  8. An idol worshipped by the Israelites:
  9. Some commentators feel that this refers to an idol: The explanation of it referring to Saturn cannot be defended.
  10. Amos is the 3rd of the 12 Old Testament Books. See:
  11. The fifth book of the New Testament. See:
  16. Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim

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Ibrahim Ihsan

Why not mention the use of the Seal of Solomon among certain Sufi mystics?

Zaid Diaz

Some Anatolian Beyliks and North African states used that too.

Maaz Ahmad Khan

Alhamdulillah for Islam.


Same could be said of the crescent symbol many Muslims use today, and which is on top of many mosque minarets and flags of Islamic nations. The Ottoman Turks took it from the Byzantines who used it as a symbol in honor of Diana/Artemis…the mother goddess whom they believed watched over them during the night. All religious symbols with exception of the Kalimah are hardcore pagan in origin.

Yusuf ibn Tashfin

The symbol was used originally in the Persian sassanid flags and then the eastern roman empire addopted it too, despite them already having the christian cross as their primary symbol in their flags. The Muslims never used that symbol until the late middle ages when the mamluk sultanate of Egypt and the Zayyanid Kingdom of Tlemecen used it in their flags, then the ottomans used it too.
The omayads, abasids, almohads, almoravids, ayubids, and a long etc ; never used that symbol.


Just adding a bit that the ayyubid (as far as i know) did use the same “2 bird” symbol on their flag as what the byzantine used (along with the great Seljuk Empire)


What if it was actually representing Shaytan?
666 = Number of the beast in the Book of Revelation

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