Star of David

Jewish cultural and religious symbol

The Star of David (Hebrew:מָגֵן דָּוִד, or Māġēn Dāwīd, pronounced ['mɔ.gen dɔ.vid] in ancient Hebrew, and ['mɑː.gen dɑːvɪd] in Modern Hebrew) is a Jewish symbol. It is named after King David of Israel and it is very famous. The star consists of a triangle, overlapped by another, "upside-down" triangle. It is unknown how this came to be a symbol of Judaism, but it was first used in the Middle Ages. It is used on the flag of Israel, and was used by German National Socialists to identify Jews.

The Star of David
The Flag of Israel, showing the Magen Dawid