File:Triple-Goddess-Waxing-Full-Waning-Symbol.png

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Triple Goddess Symbol, composed of waxing crescent, full moon, and waning crescent (outlined version). Sometimes the crescents are tilted up a little to simulate the appearance of a young waxing moon above the horizon after just after sunset, and of an old waning moon above the horizon just before sunrise. The symbol is sometimes combined with a pentagram to express a more general Neopaganism. See also Image:Triple-Goddess-Waxing-Full-Waning-Symbol-filled.png for a monochromatic solid version, or Image:Triple-Goddess-Waxing-Full-Waning-Symbol-multicolored.png for a version using symbolic colors. See Image:Three-Crescents-Diane-Poitiers.png for a different crescent symbol.

The crescents consist of a 120° arc inscribed within a 180° arc (i.e. what is left over when a Vesica piscis figure is inscribed within a circle). This shape is an approximation to the astronomically-correct crescent shown in blue in diagram Image:Gibbous-Crescent-half-ellipse-in-circle.png (i.e. the average appearance of the illuminated area of the moon at the mid-point of the first third or the last third of a lunar month, measured from New Moon to New Moon), but is more aesthetic when used as a symbol. Of course, individual artistic renderings of the Triple Goddess symbol will very frequently not strictly follow these exact proportions, but the crescent shape shown here is more or less the "canonical" form.

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Author AnonMoos
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For versions of the symbol based on moon photographs, see Image:Wiccan Triple Moon.png .

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