emerald arcanix Posted December 4, 2010 Report Share Posted December 4, 2010 First entry: *From: *Shadowseeker* (ID:50659) "Symbolism. SoE- Seekers of Enlightenment? The first thing to notice when observing the crest is the merged picture of the sun corona around a crescent moon with a single star. This is the first hint towards duality, and also one towards the mind. I shall explain the general duality of this crest first. Dualism, as it occurs for the angiens as well, is represented not only by the contrast of the respective symbols for day and night, it also incorporates the Yin-Yang symbol into it as well. The single burst of the corona on the left side is one. The star in the darkness is the second. Each of these two represents the "minor" yin/yang which exists apart from the major, and can be found even inside the yang/yin. Of course, this is my view on this symbol, but I am willing to defend this thesis. That the alliance bearing this crest now seeks enlightenment from the angiens has a deep connection as well. The mind...as one may or may not know, the lands of Marind Bell have a deep connection with the carnival. And that's where the symbolism of sun and moon comes to fruit, it is also about the consciousness and unconsciousness. The night represents the unconsciousness, while the sun the active mind. That both are linked and tapping into one may end up in/require tapping into another is also a hint. Not only is it any moon, it is a crescent moon..partially uncovered, yet still hidden. A symbol for the seekers on their path, not knowing how far it will reach. Seekers of enlightenment- Given that the symbols used are those worshipped since ancient times for the light they give (be it the sun or the moon reflecting it, or the tiny stars) gives the name a literal touch as well. Enlightenment about angiens, dualism and the mind as such? In a sense this and only this crest would fit as much." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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