A look at the people, places, and conspiracies of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code

The Sacred Feminine

A look at the ancient practice of honoring the Goddess in The Da Vinci Code.

The Pentagram

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The Pentagram

Pentagram: from the Greek, “pente”, meaning five and “gramma”, a letter; the pentagram is a five pointed figure formed by producing the sides of a pentagon both ways to their point of intersection, so as to form a five pointed star. Pentalpha: The triple triangle, from the Greek words meaning five and, alpha, the letter A. (Oxford English Dictionary (1984) cites Chapman , 1594; H. Moore, 1664; Casaubon, 1672)

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Venus & The Olympics

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Venus & The Olympics

When Hippodameia fell in love with Pelops, she bribed her father’s driver to sabotage his chariot. Her father was killed in the crash, and Pelops and Hippodameia were married. Pelops is later said to have founded the Olympic Games to commemorate the race in homage to Zeus in atonement for the death of Oenamaus.

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The Path of Venus & The Pentagram

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In chapter six of The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown’s character, Langdon, was amazed to learn that the planet Venus traces a perfect pentagram (also known as a pentacle or pentalpha) in the sky over a four-year period. This isn’t quite correct…

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Venus

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In today’s world we all know Venus as the second planet in our solar system. Although it is a beautiful sight as seen from earth, it is completely inhospitable. Tremendous heat, an atmosphere comprised largely of sulfuric acid and carbon dioxide, and lava filled basins larger that the United States, make Venus one of the least friendly planets.

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The Tarot

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The first mention of the Tarot occurred in 1442. They are listed as “carte de trionfi” in the account books of the court of Ferrara, according to The Illustrated Guide to Tarot by Naomi Ozaniec. Carte de trionfi became known as tarocchi at the beginning of the 16th century, and this term eventually gave rise to the more popular Tarot of current day.

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Transmogrification – Christian Reinterpretation of Pagan Icons

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Transmogrification – Christian Reinterpretation of Pagan Icons

Religious transmogrification refers to the assimilation of a one religion’s iconology into the belief structure of a competing faith.

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