What are some prominent symbols in your wb?
2016.02.18 19:26 UnluckyLucas What are some prominent symbols in your wb?
Symbols pertaining to my worldbuild, MEGALOMANIA
The Number 3 The number 3 is referenced constantly throughout the world and the narrative. Several deities of religions have 3 as an important number, especially the Three of Covah pantheon. The number 3 is seen as a very lucky number because it is meant to represent a 'completeness' of standards, ideas, and physical things. The Greuph Pantheon of the Eastern Coalition once had 3 deities (before being bolstered by yet another 3) and there are 3 Great Saints of the worship of the Keeper, Parminder. The number 3 is used to also represent a cyclic nature of things - the beginning, middle, and end.
Wild Animals Wild animals in general have different meanings. Traditionalist Kethen culture and Native views suggest wild animals as a force of nature, and a part of the untamed wilderness that cannot be avoided. Southerner principles define wild animals as an uncivilized part of the world that need to be forcibly tamed by man. In modern times, this causes clashes between naturalist sects and the larger Southerner ethnic majority.
Birds Birds, like dogs farther down, are animals with mixed views. Some cultures and religions view birds as harbingers of good news and good omens. Worship of the Keeper Parminder view birds as sacred animals, and they abstain from eating fowl as a result. (This however does not include flightless birds) This leads to conflict with followers of the Three of Covah who typically eat birds alongside everything else. Early Native cultures view birds as signs of necessary migration, and travel when large flocks migrate in order to avoid an impeding danger they believe is coming.
Dogs Dogs have a very complicated history in Durhan. In modern culture, although dogs themselves see use as hunting partners, war animals, and companions, the usage of the word 'dog' has various meanings across every culture native to Durhan. Native Arrs and Herans were afraid of wild dogs and wolves, and came to see them as signs of misfortune and death. Followers of the Three of Covah see their 'Dogs' as godlike beings representing death, illustrating them as wolves who snap the bones of the dead. This leads to ethnic and cultural tension when Kethens (the ethnic group who most strongly follows the Three of Covah) are called dogs as a three-pronged insult: calling them subservient, threatening them with death, and inferring they eat garbage.
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