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The Early Church of the SubGenius (1953-1975) used the SubGenius Cross in it early years to better blend in with mainstream American Christianity. It is similar to, but slightly predates, the Symbol of Chaos or Chaos Star "invented" by Michael Moorcock using racial memory in very early 1960.

The cross is a mixture of a Christian cross, the '8' of Wands in Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot deck (8 being infinity turned on its side), chaos, energy, and the prairie squid.

The ends of the eight lines have also been compared to the Picklehaube German helmet, a Russian helmet, the Napoleonic Cuirassiers helmet, or a helmet used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by both the United States Army and the US Marine Corps. Some claim it represents heads on pikes.

Critics have compared it to a vagina with eight condom-wearing penises.

It is rarely used by the Modern Church of the SubGenius, having been replaced by the new "Bob" Order Icon.

Original cross design was by JoX the Bobtist and Toyalla. The cross can be used for commercial purposes if credit is given.

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