The seal of Solomon is a magical ring from various series in the mosaic. It is a symbol, made of two intertwined triangles, called a star hexagram or “Solomon’s ring”.
Origin and meaning
The seal goes back to the biblical King Solomon, who, according to tradition, was considered the greatest and most powerful king of the people of Israel. In Arabic, Solomon is known as Soliman or Süleyman . He is there as the ruler of the jinn , who commands all living things – including the spirits, the demons and even the devil – and can also lock them up with his power. In addition, Solomon is said to have been the author of magical books.
It is reported that Salomon had a talisman with which to exercise his power. In this sense, must have the MOSAIC the Seal of Solomon understood context. Solomon’s Seal consists of a six-pointed star (also known as the “Star of David”) made up of two entangled triangles. It can also be broken down into the symbols of the so-called “four elements” (earth, fire, air and water). It is popular in many places as an amulet or talisman.
However, the mosaic representation differs significantly from the actual role models. The mosaic uses a seven-rayed star instead of the six-rayed one, which does not consist of nested triangles, but is drawn in the manner of a heptagram (heptagon), which is also heavily used in the mythological context. Perhaps a similarity with the state symbol of Israel should be avoided. The enclosed symbols around the seal also do not belong to the original, but come from later times.
Use in the mosaic
Banishing the genie
The seal was first used by a genie – and a real genie to capture -. Since the magician Bimsaladin annoyed about the jinn, because he has helped his strongest competitor, he uses the seal of Solomon (which he found in a book of magic) to the genie without the possibility of resistance in a bottle jail. The jinn can not resist the command, and a magical force pulls him into the bottle. Then Bimsaladin uses a stamp that also bears the seal of Solomon to seal the bottle. He also curses the bottle with a curse that makes it impossible to open the bottle for 700 years.
Abuse by Abrafaxe
After the explosion of a pirate island in the Mediterranean , triggered by the Abrafaxen, they discover a mysterious bottle floating in the sea – the jinn bottle. Since the 700 years have just expired, the Abrafaxe can open the bottle and free the jinn. The djinn tells them the story of his capture. Then he refuses, however, to fulfill the Abrafaxen some wishes and wants to get away. The Abrafaxe want to be particularly clever, paint the seal of Solomon on a piece of canvas and try to make the djinn submissive. That does not succeed. Since they have no power over time, is an ill-considered remark Abrax the period around 300 years turned backand the djinn locked in a repeat of the last 300 years in the bottle. The Abrafaxe and their companions land in the middle of a crusade.
The seal in Mesopotamia
After the crusade adventure is over, both the Abrafaxe and Don Ferrando go in search of the mysterious bottle. However, the power of the seal has lost both the memory of the seal itself and the appearance of the bottle among all the people involved. So it takes a while, until just the Don by chance, the right bottle falls into the hands.
Meanwhile, the Abrafaxe in the tomb of Meneptah in Egypt have a papyrus rolewhich contains a picture of the Seal of Solomon. This will restore her memory. They learn that a “great mystery” (of which one immediately suspects the seal) can be found in Babylonia. In different ways the Abrafaxe and the Don now break up into Mesopotamia . Meanwhile, there are the three treasure hunters Kanniz, Machniz and Nuzniz on behalf of the Hodja Nasreddin Excavations carried out and actually discovered in a ziggurat the seal stamp with the seal of Solomon. The seal is first brought to the hodja, who wants to solve the mystery of the seal and the bottle together with the Abrafaxen. Ultimately, however, the evil Don manages to get both the seal and the bottle and bring it to the Tower of the Winds . Just when he wants to open it, an earthquake engulfs the Don, including the bottle and the seal. The seal stamp with the seal of Solomon is apparently lost forever.
300 years later
At the end of the 300 years, however, the Abrafaxen meet their archenemy again, because in the tower of the wind a time gate was hidden, which transported the Don into the past. There he tried to track the time travel secret in the libraries of the Ishtar priests . A map with a list of time gates leads him to Egypt , from where he travels further in time. He lands at the place where later the Pyramid of Giza is built. The Seal of Solomon acts as a landing pad. The Abrafaxe had also used the time gate in the pyramid in the meantime, but they had not found any sign of the seal. In what exact connection the seal stands thus with the remaining time gates, is so far unclarified.
On their journey from Spain via South America to England , Don Ferrando makes life a lot harder for the Abrafaxen. In London , the mysterious bottle appears in the possession of the English scholar Francis Bacon. There, the Abrafaxe discover the bottle in his house when they come from an Eldorado Expedition returned to London in 1578. Bacon can not quite believe what the Abrafaxe tells him about the bottle, but knows that it is a very mysterious object. At an equally mysterious ceremony in the Catacombs of London, the showdown finally takes place. The bottle rolls to a bottomed Seal of Solomon, opens itself and the genie is finally released. There is a new leap in time.