What does the Star of David mean in Rastafari?

This sign was first adopted by King Selassie, and symbolises Solomon’s Seal (or Star of David) to emphasise the King’s geneological link to King Solomon. King Selassie was the king of the Falasha, the Jewish of Ethiopia, despite growing up as an Orthodox Christian.

What are the main symbols of Rastafarianism?

The symbols associated with Rastafarianism are the Lion of Judah, Pan-African colors, dreadlocks, and ganja.

What is Star of David hexagram?

The Star of David (Hebrew: מָגֵן דָּוִד, romanized: Magen David, lit. ‘Shield of David’) is a generally recognized symbol of both Jewish identity and Judaism. Its shape is that of a hexagram: the compound of two equilateral triangles.

How do Rastas greet each other?

To say “hello”, use: “Wa gwaan” or “Yes I”. To say “goodbye”, use: “Me a go”, or “Lickle bit”. To say “thank you”, use: “Give thanks” or “Praise Jah”….For example:

  • Rastas will say “downpression” instead of “oppression”.
  • Rastas will say “overstanding” or “innerstanding” instead of “understanding”.

What is the Rasta flag?

There is a commonly used flag of the Rastafari, green-yellow-red with marijuana leaves. Sometimes the leaves are in very dark green, sometimes there is an image of Haile Selassie or of Bob Marley on the flag. It is associated with Reggae music and, of course, marijuana is a sacrament of the Rastafari.

What are the 3 main groups of Rastafarianism?

There are three distinct orders of the Rastafarian movement which hold different beliefs and symbols. These are: Boba Shanti, Nyahbinji and the Twelve tribes.

What do Rastafarian colors mean?

GREEN stands for the land and their connection to it. Rastas are strongly connected to nature which is seen strongly in their lifestyle. GOLD represents the gold that British colonizers of Jamaica stole. This is not a discussion of wealth but more of history– the meaning behind the gold is that it symbolizes rebellion.

What does a 6 pointed star symbolize?

In spite of its astronomical origins, in the 18th century the hexagram was commonly used as superstitious protection against evil (the “hex” also comes from this tradition). Alchemists used it to symbolize the union of opposites, and it is considered by some to be the symbolic epitome of “as above, so below.”

How do Rastafarians greet?

To say “hello”, use: “Wa gwaan” or “Yes I”. To say “goodbye”, use: “Me a go”, or “Lickle bit”. To say “thank you”, use: “Give thanks” or “Praise Jah”….For example:

  1. Rastas will say “downpression” instead of “oppression”.
  2. Rastas will say “overstanding” or “innerstanding” instead of “understanding”.