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A Wizard’s Hat

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Have you ever wondered where the pointy wizard hat stereotype stems from?

Someone on Quora did and Wendy Carolan had the answer.

Where Does the Idea of the Wizard’s Hat Come from?

As you can well imagine, the question here refers to the stereotypical pointy blue wizard’s hat with the stars and crescent moons, immortalized by Fantasia:

The Sorcerer's ApprenticeSource: FilmAffinity.com

Tall, conical hats have long been associated with magi and sorcery.

It’s been claimed that the cone-shaped hat traditionally worn by wizards is symbolic of wisdom and intelligence. Its pointed shape represents the cone of power, which is associated with the circle, the symbol of the sun, unity, eternity, rebirth, and the triangle. The conical hat allows the wizard to concentrate his sacred power so that he can be centered with a power that is infinite.

Whatever the basis for such claims, it’s true that pointed hats were frowned upon by…

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Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: http://jeanneowens.weebly.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

One thought on “A Wizard’s Hat

  1. Thanks for sharing, Jeanne! I’m glad you enjoyed learning the origins of the wizard’s hat as much as I did 🙂

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