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Octagram by JonXDream Octagram by JonXDream
This is a symbol for a tattoo design of an octagram entirely made of eyes.

See if you can spot the different eyes in the shape. There's 3 of them.

Also the yin and yang snakes in the center represent the duality of man.

These are some of the different cultural meanings behind octagrams.

Protection, spiritual enlightenment, resurrection, rebirth, infinity, and abundance. Balance between spirit and matter, the inner and outer bodies, and male and female. The octagram has been associated with the Star of the Magi, and is a symbol of hope and communication. Associated with Venus.

There are two forms of octagram: the unicursal octagram is made with one continuous line, it is a symbol of harmony, knowledge, the future, and the natural world; and the bicursal octagram which is made with two squares, symbolizing conflict and separation.

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Egyptian: The Ogdoad, which was 4 pairs of gods, each pair representing the male and female parts of a different aspect of chaos out of which the cosmos was created. These gods were Nun and Nunet (primeval water), Kek and Keket (darkness), Heh and Hehet (infinity) and Amun and Amaunet (hiddenness). The gods were shown as men with the heads of frogs, the goddesses as women with heads of snakes.
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Gnostic: Creation.
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Nordic: Protection.
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lackasleep Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
I like it!
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JonXDream Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!:)
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