Devil's Horns,
Devil’s Horns
ILY Sign
ILY Sign
Shaka Sign
Shaka Sign

The Devil’s Horns hand symbol is known under many names including: Sign of the Horns, El Diablo, Sign of Satan the Horned God, the Goat, Goat Horns, Rock On, Rock Fist, The Horns, Mano Cornuto, Il Cornuto, Pommesgabel, Evil Fingers, Metal Horns, Devil Sign, Diabolicus…

The Devil’s Horns is one of the most widely recognized symbol of allegiance to Satan. The two raised fingers represent Satan’s horns. Unfortunately, it is also the most incorrectly identified Illuminati hand sign.

The sign can be made with the thumb tucked in or sticking out as shown by Texe Marrs in his Codex Magica and demonstrated by the Devil himself in the 14th century Arabic manuscript, the Kitab al-Bulhan.

Other versions of the Devil's Horns
Other versions of the Devil’s Horns (Codex Magica)

The sign made with an extended thumb is used in American Sign Language as a sign for “I Love You”. The sign for the letters I, L, and Y combine to form the gesture. According to researcher Texe Marrs, this is no coincidence, as the creator of the hand sign, Helen Keller, was herself a practicing occultist. (Codex Magica p.120)


It is used as the hand sign for The University of Texas at Austin and known there as the Hook ’em Horns. It is used by other university sports teams as well.

Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath) claims to have brought the Devil’s Horns to the Rock scene. He adds that he did not himself come up with the sign, but rather, that he learned it as a kid in Italy from his grandmother who used it to repel evil. In 2017, KISS bass guitarist Gene Simmons filed a for a registered trademark of the sign. Due to prior use of the sign by Dio, psychedelic band Coven, and even Paul McCartney in 1966, Simmons is unlikely to receive a trademark.

Anton LaVey of the Church of Satan also used the the Sign of the Horns.

The Devil’s Horns should not be confused with the Shaka sign, or “hang loose” sign. Emerging from Hawaiian surf culture the sign is made with the hand making a fist while the thumb and pinkie stick out.