In ancient mythology, the 8-pointed star represents the God of the heaven who was called Anu (Aunu, Aun). This star is actually not a star at all, but the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter.
The 8-pointed star is the pentacle of Jupiter.
This image below is of a relief in the British Museum that shows the Sumerian God Ninurta. His father was Enlil and his mother, Ninlil. The emblem around his neck you will find is very similar to the cross patee of the Knights Templar.
The 8 pointed Cross Pattee of the Knights Templar
The oldest records of the word Anu comes to us from the Sumerians, and is said to be an Akkadian word brought from the Euphrates to Egypt, meaning Heaven and God.
The ancient Akkadians, Assyrians, Chinese, and Phoenicians had known Anu to be the king of the Anunnaki. In Babylonian hymns and incantations, the Igigi and Anunnaki play a very prominent part, in which Anu is represented as the father of both groups. The Anunnaki, who as children of Enki were the special friends of the newly created men.
Jupiter is known as the star of Babylon, that which is frequently spoken of in the Inscriptions as Marduk and Niribu (né-bé-ru) who is called the god of the morning-and spring sun, or what we can call the blazing morning star. Please note the 8 pointed stars on his clothing
The secret underlying this article is the Greek alphabet when computing the gematria of the allegorical language of the New Testament. The number eight corresponds to the New Testament, according to Ambroise. In Christianity there are eight beatitudes: poverty of spirit; mourning; meekness; desire of righteousness; mercy; purity of heart; the peacemaker; and suffering for the sake of righteousness. It is the number of salvation, the baptismal font is octagonal, and the sign of God’s covenant. 8 is the number of the New Beginning found in the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in Revelation the Anti-Christ is the eighth king. Amongst the Jews, 8 is the number of circumcision, because that ceremony took place on the eighth day.
The Sacred Cross Chi-Rho 'XP' symbol
The 8 pointed Cross Pattee of the Hospitalers
The number 8, which arithmeticians call the first actual square, has been named by the Pythagorean Philo; laus- the name of geometrical harmony, because he thinks he recognizes in it all the harmonic relations. You will find that in mathematics that the symbol of the infinity is represented by a 8 laid down. It was the Pythagoreans who held that there are in man eight organs of knowledge; sense, fantasy, art, opinion, prudence, science, wisdom, and mind.
The Greeks had dedicated the number 8 to Dionysius, who was born in the eighth month of the year. The True Principles of All Things, an illustration by Dionysius Andreas Freher for the first English edition of the works of Jacob Böhme, 1764