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| Greetings oracle!
I've often encountered the following 'magic square':
S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S
Although I know a little Latin, I can't make much sense of the sentence
"Sator arepo tenet opera rotas". Do you know what it means?
| It "means":
"Arepo the sower holds the wheels at work" - if that means anything - but
the real meaning is in the anagram which can be formed from the letters. The
pentagram was thus a Christian secret symbol, like the fish.
Not only does it form a cross, but it reads "Our Father" across and down,
with alpha and omega at the beginning and end of each!
Trust you are suitably amazed!