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Golden Knotwork Pentacle

By BWS
It's been a long while since I was a pagan (I just don't do gods any more), so don't jump to too many conclusions here; I simply wanted to do something interesting with a bold shape encrusted with knotwork, and I thought that this would be a really striking image. One of these days I mean to do something similar with a Celtic cross, just to muddy the theological waters even more, or to give equal time, or something - because it's also a striking, bold symbol in its Celtic version.

I've done two treatments of the pentacle, one gold, and the other silver; each one is essentially the same except for its palette.

Thee are eighteen "gripping beast" dragons - ten in the circle, eight in the corners - with several panels of interlaced bands - and of course the pentacle itself is here turned into a knotwork design.
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elfboi's avatar
This is bloody marvellous.
BooKoFBoBB's avatar
5 for silver 6 for gold Jolteon la 
evikted's avatar
This is... so beautiful!
WOODEWYTCH's avatar
Just perfect, lve been seeing poor copies of your design for a while now and lm so glad to have finally seen the real thing.Now l just have to decide which print to buy
yruhauntingme's avatar
Harvest moon again tonight.
moonshiner1966's avatar
This is such a beautiful work of art. I hope you don't mind i added a copy to my gallery. I'm just starting my collection right now but feel free to take any you like when i get my whole gallery together.

)O(Blessed Be)O(
~Moonshiner~
Madkelt's avatar
Regardless of faith, your skill is obvious. Awsome detail. It just has that overall look of illuminated manuscript. Most excellent work!
LadyFenix's avatar
That is beautiful. I see others speaking of a silver one, I would like to see that one too. Would you mind if I printed this out on sticker paper and put it on my herb box?
TinyWild's avatar
The colours and the details, everything here is so wonderful!
Kramheather's avatar
This work is phenomenal...
im1happy's avatar
Stunning work I love both Gold and Blue Versions. Holds a different feel for both :heart:
dawnpatrolla's avatar
could you tell me scale please? thanks. :)
dawnpatrolla's avatar
man, i thought i recognised your work..outstanding.
ShadesOfaChild's avatar
Great work! very inspiring
30185's avatar
Speaking of muddled theological waters: In the middle ages the pentacle was a Christians symbol.
Khima-Inez's avatar
Beautiful work indeed!
jascorpio9's avatar
Very beautiful work!!!
dragonrider-nd6's avatar
Why do so many people assume that this is the symbol of evil? It's not really, it's a wonderful symbol of life and eternity. It's a wonderful drawing. I'm Celtic so I know a lot about the pentagram.
DodgerThirteen's avatar
Then you should know that the pentagram is Mediterranean, not Celtic.
dragonrider-nd6's avatar
actually it was... the circle means eternity and the star is for the five elemnts.
DodgerThirteen's avatar
That's a modern, Wiccan interpretation. It was often utilized in ancient Greek symbolism and it has been picked up by various civilizations over the centuries.
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