Masters of the Universe: He-Man Occult Symbolism
Masters of the Universe (MOTU) features many characters and settings that depict occult symbolism. Occult symbolism was prevalent in the 1980’s through many cartoon series such as Thundercats (e.g. Mumm-Ra, mythological Sword of Omen powers, etc.), G.I. Joe (e.g. Cobra, Cobra Commander, etc.) and others. The occult symbolism is found through mythical creatures, magical super powers and spells, astrological projection, and other topics I will point out further down in this article.
MOTU was birthed from a world similar to Conan the Barbarian, see “Mastering the Universe: He-Man and the Rise and Fall of a Billion-Dollar Idea” book by Roger Sweet and David Wecker. Conan features a storyline of the hero fighting against an occult group that worships a snake god-Set. Set was an Egyptian god of darkness who bestowed great powers in his followers. The occult group features shape shifting reptilians, and in the spin-off cartoon series, Conan the Adventurer, Conan would fight them and send them back to their dimension (David Icke claims this to be the fourth dimension which is undetectable to humans due to the reptilian genetic engineering). Without digressing too far into Conan, I’ll just leave it at that, snake worship, reptilian shape shifters, so on and so on.
For the rest of the occult symbolism found in He-Man and MOTU, please pickup my book: A Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory: The Illuminati, Ancient Aliens and Pop Culture. I cover all of the images you see below in the Appendix. I’ll leave the images up for cross reference.