Sulfur (“Leviathan Cross”)

A symbol for the alchemical element Sulfur, (Brimstone) which is spiritually analogous to the human soul. Alchemically, sulfur has the qualities of masculine, hot and dry. Combined with Mercury (feminine, cool and moist), the pair were considered the parents of all metals.

Alchemical drawings often portray Sulfur as the sun. (In some views, sulfur and salt are the parents of Mercury) The symbol of sulfur is often used as an identifying symbol by Satanists, due to sulphur’s historical asociation with the devil.

This glyph is often referred to incorrectly as the “pontifical cross of Satan” by Christian tract writers, due to its adoption as an emblem of Satanism by Anton LaVey in the 1960s. The emblem has no history as a symbol of Satanism outside of LaVey’s usage, and the attribution is most likely a product of anti-Catholic sentiment, as it is often compared in this context to the Catholic Pontifical Cross. A more common symbol for sulfur is a fire triangle surmounting a cross of earth:

Alchemical Sulfur

Related Symbols:
Seal of LuciferRed King

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Nocturnal Deep August 19, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Hi, Ive always led a very catholic lifestyle(Albeit a far from good one), I hang around quite dark social circles(Metal, Goth, Occult etc) I’ve always been very strong of mind, quite resistant to brainwashing etc I started drawing symbols in preparation for a band I was putting together, a lot of the lyrics in my band are peaceful with great intentions – some of them aren’t, I started creating this symbol, I didn’t know what it meant, it came from turning an ampersand on its side/Hoobastank and sticking a cross on it!It wasn’t immediate, it was an evolution, I eventually ended up with this symbol….Are there any positive meanings of this symbol? I heard somewhere it represents the triumph of good over evil?


Amber June 27, 2017 at 10:15 pm

I have heard that the common symbol (the triangle over the cross) was also linked with another meaning, I believe it was tied to a symbol for a specific god or something.. I dunno. I saw this symbol in a dream many years ago and I am still trying to tie it together with why it became so important. Are there any other meanings or uses for this particular symbol? I want to say (and I know this is an unreliable source due to its context) that I was watching Ancient Aliens one night and they tied the symbol to an ancient symbol for Venus.. or something. any thoughts? Ideas? Comments?


Belial August 1, 2016 at 1:33 am

I enjoyed reading these conversations.I can’t help to smile from the curiosity of evil. It truly does exist, and it has lived within some of us and at times close to us day and night


Belial August 1, 2016 at 1:30 am

I enjoyed reading these conversations.I can’t help to smile from the curiosity of evil. It truly does exist, and it has lived within some of us and at times close to us day and night


Flighter June 8, 2016 at 11:01 pm

Is there any information about whether Satan can use or ask God for sulfuring people.
Their is a verse in the Bible that says God uses sulfur on the people who worship the beast. Along with many other like God letting Satan test one of Gods servants and burned up sheep’s and servants.


zelda June 18, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Is this from revelations? Or from Job>


Phil Tuncap September 27, 2014 at 2:11 am

Hell ya King Diamond ;P It took me 14 years after I thought about getting a tattoo to finally get one. We were drunk and I let my roommate do it. His first subject. He never finished it, and it took me several months before I finally figured out that it was possibly never meant to be finished. The top half is filled in dark, the bottom light. A type of balance, which is what I strife to understand. Plus in alchemy, sulphur is read as one of the three primes: Sulfur (fluid connection between the High and the Low). Even though the actual symbol apparently is a triangle on top of a cross, LaVey had a reason to adopt it, and it fits.


dr anurag May 22, 2014 at 1:22 pm


Browsing through your website was great.

I am a medical doctor from Baroda. It is here that a Guru – Shrimaan Nrusinhacharyaji has set up his Ashram.

Based upon the book Mata the Magician by Isabella Ingalese, one of His disciples has put forth a work titled YOGINIKUMARI, lit. a female Yogic adept wherein chapters devoted to alchemy are preset,

For experiment purposes I am trying to get my hands on 1 kg red sulphur. Could you suggest me some genuine sellers?

Yours truly,

Dr. Anurag Gumashta
00971 567 328598

Thought for the day: Thank God, it could have been worse! :)


Alex December 10, 2014 at 9:26 pm

You sir, should not be practicing medicine.


tineke September 4, 2013 at 8:04 am

this cross was put on graves of socalled vampires.they were affraid they would stand up from the grave and wondering arround the they put this cross on the grave so they would stay if that would help this superstitious idiocy.


DarkenedInsight April 10, 2012 at 11:13 am



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