Reblogged from rarely-important
I feel like I should fact check this just in case…
It’s absolutely correct. The one on the left is St. Peter’s Cross. The one on the right is the Satanic Cross.
Why does the satanic cross look like a roller coaster loopty loop?
The ride to hell is a twirly one
Look, Satan; no hands!
Putting the ‘fun’ in Internal Damnation.
Wait isnt it Eternal damnation?
Oh my god
No God, just Satan
Also the inverted cross (on the left) was worn by Vikings to show that were converted into Christianity, so it is in fact a Christian symbol.
…But that’s why I like the up-side-down cross print. I just can’t explain to the small-town Christians here that its not me asking to be burnt at the stake for devil worship.
OK, no. Let’s get some occult symbology straight here.
The symbol on the right does not mean “Satan”. It’s the Sigil of Sulphur. In the 1960’s Anton LaVey adopted it as one of the symbols for the Church of Satan. Prior to that, it’s literally just an alchemical symbol for sulfur, aka brimstone. So, check your grimoire- if it’s published before the sixties, you may want to just grab some sulphur to add to the spell instead of summoning up a little Satan to throw in the cauldron. If it’s published after the sixties, well, you’re not summoning Satan, you’re just summoning ONE BRANCH of Satanists, specifically the ones who’re mostly atheistic in nature.
Is a more correct symbol to use- dates back to the 16th Century for use in visually summoning Lucifer- if anything could be considered a direct sigil for him, this is about the closest.
Information on both sigils can be found here, and it’s definitely a worthwhile site to look through and reference for stuff.