Symbol of the secret name of God, God, nature, the occult.
The Tetragrammaton symbol is formed with the letters YHWH which stands for the secret word for God or EHYH that stood for female, or Eve. The word tetragrammaton means four-letter word.
In Hebrew the four letters yod, he, yau, he form YHWH which was the Ineffable Word of God. This name was only spoken once a year by the high priest. It was considered holy and magical. It could be found on amulets and charms. The Tetragrammaton was considered the embodiment of Yahweh himself. The Tetragrammaton had a secret element. This was the base HWH which stood for life, being, or woman. This became Eve when translated into Latin.
Samaritan amulets often contained the male YHWH and the female EHYH, which were two versions of the Tetragrammaton. The two versions were intertwined when written on parchment for use in phylacteries, which were armbands wrapped around the arm seven times with the end held in the wearer’s hand.
When the Bible was translated into Latin, the letter Y did not translate. Instead, it was replaced with the letter J to form JHWH which translated into Jehovah. From the 10th to the 19th centuries Christians referred to the Tetragrammaton as Jehovah. In the 20th century, the Tetragrammaton was returned to Yahweh which came from 2nd century Christians.
Some Medieval Christians did not realize the meaning of the Tetragrammaton. They felt it was written in magic books and was therefore the name of a demon. In the seventeenth century, it was believed that the demon Tetragrammaton was actually a devil that protected witches from being persecuted. This has led to the occult symbolism tied to the Tetragrammaton that is still in use today.
In the nineteenth century, Eliphas Levi wrote a book called Transcendental Magic. Levi was considered a magician and in the book, he included the Tetragrammaton symbol inside a pentagon. This represented god, nature, and the occult. Tetragrammaton amulets and jewelry are still common today among occultists and magicians.
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