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Sigil of Lucifer

From Season 5, Episode 2: "Good God, Y'All"

Dean has his ribs x-ray'd to see the protection sigils/symbols Castiel etched on him and Sam that were to hide them from angels - including Lucifer. Among the symbols along the sternum is this symbol:

sigil of lucifer

You can see it here on the x-ray:
xray lucifer sigil

Sigil of Lucifer (“Seal of Satan”)
The Sigil of Lucifer is a lesser known historical magical sigil used occasionally as an emblem by modern Satanists. The image originates in the sixteenth century Italian Grimoirium Verum, or “Grimoire of Truth.” Used in conjunction with other symbols, its original purpose of the sigil was to aid in a visual invocation of the angel Lucifer.

The figure is probably derived from an earlier work, most likely drawn from a magic square whose origins are now lost. The emblem is sometimes referred to as the “Seal of satan,” although this is not a historical usage.
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Some believe the sigil is an older symbol for Enki, one of the oldest Gods known to mankind, dating back over 12,000 years ago in the first human civilizations. Enki was known to be the leader of a group of Gods who came to aid humanity, offering knowledge and guidance. (more info at the link)

Not too much of a stretch to use a symbol of Lucifer in a spell to hide someone from Lucifer himself. Again, it's fun to see the graphic artists use very real sigils and have them match the scene!

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mantriddrone
Sep. 2nd, 2014 05:49 am (UTC)
informative as usual. thanks
Steffen Balle
Jan. 28th, 2018 11:51 pm (UTC)
Bad Research - but nicely spotted
You should really do some deeper digging, although I can see how this is confusing. The Sigil that you are referring to with the nice yellow arrow is NOT a symbol of Satan, Baphomet or Lucifer. Despite the version of Lucifer portrayed in the Supernatural series (An evil Lucifer), this sigil is actually the Sigil of "Man". More specifically 'man-kind' and even more specifically - 'Man-kind inevitably facing justice by the doing of Lucifer'. The "bible" that many people read today is the remastered version remade by the catholic church to control the masses during the middle ages. Many of the actual original texts has been removed because they did not give the church the possibility of using the religion as power enforced by one instance. The original texts can now be found on the internet and on libraries world-wide since they've been translated from hebrew and Canaanite. The Symbol carved into Dean's chest is actually a symbol protecting him from 'unjust' harm. I'd like to recommend studying it a bit - many of the teachings of the bible before it was ruined are far better life lessons - especially today with fanatics and blind believers everywhere.

Lucifer has never been the doer of evil - man has. There's not a single text, scroll or old parchment I have ever read in my 8 years in Religion history, that directly says that "Lucifer", the bringer of light, is the devil. That is an urban myth either generated by the church or misunderstood by the masses. Lucifer was cast into hell to ensure the punishment of all those who did not deserve to go to heaven. He was so, because he did not believe that murderers, thieves and rapists should be granted access to heaven without feeling any remorse. That's also probably why some sections of the church believe so fully in actively asking forgiveness.

The only reliable mention of him(Lucy) doing something "evil" is the torturing of the witch "Lilith" who allegedly liked drinking the blood of new-born children. He twisted her soul so much that she became the first "demon" in hell. Other versions of that story are available.

FYI - the pentagram has never been a symbol of Satan, either. That's also bogus made up somewhere along the 16th or 17th century. The pentagram originates from Babylon and symbolizes the four elements plus "Spirit" which they believed to be the fifth. It's since been used in all kinds of magical rituals.

Happy hunting. Don't take TV-series as the whole truth ;)
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