What do the five points of the "Blood" gang star represent?
Credit: Karen Gowlett-Holmes Oxford Scientific Getty Images
Q:

What do the five points of the "Blood" gang star represent?

A:

Quick Answer

The five-pointed star is a gang symbol used by the Bloods, as well as the five-pointed crown, and it is meant to show their affiliation with the People Nation. Each point on the star represents a different meaning, running clockwise from the top: love, truth, peace, freedom and justice.

  Know More

Full Answer

Originally known as the Piru Street Boys in South Central Los Angeles, the Bloods gang was formed after they revolted against the Crips gang in 1972. In 1993, the United Blood Nation was formed on the East Coast. Although the majority of the Bloods are identified by the color red, they commonly do not wear their colors or symbols while committing crimes.

Learn more about Symbolism

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is the initiation of the 'Bloods' gang?

    A:

    The most commonly cited initiation tactic for the "Bloods" gang is called "the car bump tactic," wherein an initiate bumps a car in order to get the driver to stop, opening up the opportunity for a robbery. Another possible initiation is to call the police with reports of minor disturbances with the intent of pulling off more deadly attacks.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are gang bandanas?

    A:

    There isn't a type of bandana called a gang bandana, but gang members sometimes wear bandanas to signify their affiliation with a particular gang. The color varies depending on the gang.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What does the Sphinx represent?

    A:

    The Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt is generally believed to be a monument to the Egyptian Pharaoh Khafra. The Egyptians regarded the lion as a god, and the placing of the pharaoh's head on top of a lion's body was meant to suggest that Khafra's nature was also divine.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What does a lion represent?

    A:

    The lion symbolizes different things in various cultures and religions. Christianity often represents Jesus' divine and human natures through the lion, whereas Hinduism considers the "pot-bellied lion" a symbol of blind greed. The lion has represented power and strength, but also cruelty and savagery.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore