Heptagram

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A heptagram, septagram, or septegram is a seven-pointed star drawn with seven straight strokes.
The name heptagram combines a numeral prefix, hepta-, with the Greek suffix -gram. The -gram suffix derives from γραμμῆς (grammēs) meaning a line.
In general, a heptagram is any self-intersecting heptagon (7-sided polygon).
There are two regular heptagrams, labeled as {7/2} and {7/3}, with the second number representing the vertex interval step from a regular heptagon.
This is the smallest star polygon that can be drawn in two forms, as irreducible fractions. The two heptagrams are sometimes called the heptagram (for {7/2}) and the great heptagram (for {7/3}).

– The heptagram was used in Christianity to symbolize the seven days of creation and became a traditional symbol for warding off evil.
– The heptagram is a symbol of perfection (or God) in many Christian religions.
– The heptagram is used in the symbol for Babalon in Thelema.
– The heptagram is known among neopagans as the Elven Star or Fairy Star. It is treated as a sacred symbol in various modern pagan and witchcraft traditions. Blue Star Wicca also uses the symbol, where it is referred to as a septegram. The second heptagram is a symbol of magical power in some pagan religions.
– The {7/3} heptagram is used by some members of the otherkin subculture as an identifier.
– In alchemy, a seven-sided star can refer to the seven planets which were known to ancient alchemists.

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