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The star of hope

Bethlehem star

A star is an image of divine idea and will, due to them our Light and Universe were created and started to exist in Space.

The star is usually depicted with 5 or 8 beams; however, it is possible to find a star with 6, 7 or 9 beams as well.

The eight-pointed star is the most vivid representation of the Star-symbol, which beauty and symmetry impress everyone.

In Babylon, the eight-pointed star – the embodied light - contained solar circle, the cross of solstices, equinox and the four cardinal directions.

In Christianity the Star of Bethlehem is represented in the form of eight-pointed star, which let the Magi know about the birth of Jesus.

 

Eight pointed star
 

Eight-pointed star can be also found on maps. It is compass which shows the orientation of four cardinal and four ordinal directions and called as “windrose” or “compass rose”.

Eight pointed star on the wind rose

Have you paid attention to the symbol depicted on the emblem of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations? The main symbol is the white star of hope and salvation, which is represented by a vertically elongated octagon. In its center a distinctive sign of civil defense can be seen which is shown in the form of a blue triangle in the orange circle.

eight pointed star EMERCOM of Russia eight pointed star EMERCOM of Russia 2

Further in this article we suggest you to make a three-dimensional model of an eight-pointed star.

For self-production of a star, you can download a sheet with nets and print it in two copies.

 

Eight pointed star net
Eight pointed star net

Cut out the separate parts and fold them according to the marked lines. Glue them together.

Eight pointed star net

As a result you should get 8 parts; each of them will be a single beam.

Then step by step glue all the parts together.
1.Eight pointed star net
2.Eight pointed star net
 
3.Eight pointed star net
4.Eight pointed star net
 
5.8 Eight pointed star net
6.Eight pointed star net
 
Eight pointed star net
Geometrical dimensions of the finished model is 230 x 80 x 270 mm
The model presented in this article is not a polyhedron from a mathematical point of view, but it has a very beautiful star-shape!

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