The star is one of mankinds’ oldest symbols and has been used since before the introduction of  the written language. The star was used as a protection against evil forces and symbolizes security and health. In Christianity the star symbolizes the coming of the Saviour and guides us with its light. The Christmas star (Poinsettia, Euphorbia pulcherrima) blooms at winter solstice and is therefore very suitable as a star symbol during the darkest winter time.

Graphic: A Poinsettia, called Christmas star in Icelandic, Guðrún Tryggvadóttir ©Nature.is.

Birt:
Dec. 2, 2014
Uppruni:
Náttúran.is
Tilvitnun:
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir „Jólastjarnan - tákn jólanna“, Náttúran.is: Dec. 2, 2014 URL: http://natturan.is/d/2009/11/26/jolastjarnan/ [Skoðað:April 18, 2019]
Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.
skrifað: Nov. 26, 2009
breytt: Dec. 6, 2014

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