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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.

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

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

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


Eight pointed star

The eight-pointed star can also be found on maps. It is a 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, represented by a vertically elongated octagon. A distinctive sign of civil defense in its center can be seen in 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 make a three-dimensional model of an eight-pointed star.

You can download a sheet with nets and print it in two copies for DIY a star.


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.

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

The geometrical dimensions of the finished model are 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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