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Spiral Sun symbol

PostPosted: December 15th, 2011, 10:08 pm
by Nitrol
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On many TLK-related materials like comics, books, etc. that's interesting because this symbol wasn't shown in TLK trilogy.
Bronies may know Spiral Sun - it's Zecora's cutie mark because she's African and this is an African symbol.
What it means? "The ancient spiral, thought to represent life, death, and rebirth, as the cycle of the sun, is incorporated in this version of the sun, a universal symbol of energy and light shared by many world cultures."
So that mean that this is nothing less, nothing more than a symbol of the Circle of Life!
Of course I knew that Sun controls the Circle of Life, but now I know that not only controls - the Sun IS the Circle of Life

Image First frame of TLK = Sun = Circle of Life Image :lol:

PS. I know that somehow it's sounds stupid, but I'm not English native-speaker and believe me - it sounded better in my native language, in my head. I just can't describe good enough what I mean in English.

Re: Spiral Sun symbol

PostPosted: December 15th, 2011, 10:36 pm
by Noah
I never knew that. Thanks for sharing.

And don't worry, your English is better than some Americans that post here. ;)

Re: Spiral Sun symbol

PostPosted: December 15th, 2011, 11:19 pm
by DGFone
That symbol was used in The Lion King game (1994), so maybe it was going to be included in the movie, but got scrapped in the end.

Re: Spiral Sun symbol

PostPosted: January 13th, 2012, 1:04 am
by Nitrol
Oh! I know where I saw this:
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I was bored so I remade Spiral Sun in Inkscape to huge resolution ;)
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5269/path3039.png

Re: Spiral Sun symbol

PostPosted: January 13th, 2012, 3:42 am
by cleargreenwater
I always thought it was just a generic trying to be tribal Disneyfied graphic.

The thing behind the 1 1/2 is clearly Frith though so I stand corrected.

Re: Spiral Sun symbol

PostPosted: January 13th, 2012, 4:43 am
by CanyonFox
Hmm, this is pretty interesting. Also, nice find, Nitrol, with the image next to Mark Henn's name! Really cool. :p

Re: Spiral Sun symbol

PostPosted: January 13th, 2012, 4:55 am
by Regulus
Well, since plants produce glucose through the process of photosynthesis, which requires sunlight, this doesn't really surprise me. Without the sun, almost all life on Earth would be gone (with the exception being some life only needing volcanic activity).

Re: Spiral Sun symbol

PostPosted: October 5th, 2016, 10:03 pm
by Nitrol
Bump!
Links are dead.

Original image:
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Spiral Sun that I remade:
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Not in such a huge resolution thouh. That's the best copy I could find. ;)

Re: Spiral Sun symbol

PostPosted: October 7th, 2016, 3:29 am
by KionScar
I've noticed them appear in the credits on TLK1 & 2… I believe I could use a bigger copy of them all. So tiny the icons :)

Re: Spiral Sun symbol

PostPosted: November 18th, 2016, 9:45 am
by Squeely
Noticed those all the time. They were all over merch, including books, the soundtrack, packaging, and so on. Always headcanoned that it was a drawing Rafiki had done - that tree of his is huge, can't even being to imagine all the paintings he must have all over it.