Someone was asking me aout the symbols you see in the background of the images and whether they correspond with story and if I had created them myself.
Yes they do. Infact they are the primordial sigils to the story AND yes, I made em' all from scratch. (and there are many more symbols and markings I need to finalize.) These two however I made them as a Photoshop brush now so I don't to KEEP redrawing them! YAY!
(And yes, they would make excellent tattoos)
If anyone is familar with Tarot, pagan and alchemic symbols, both of these symbols reside from one single universal symbol: Wheel of Fortune, Sabbats and Solistice Wheel, and the World.
And "World" is the primary focus. Conveniently, the world is split into 8 halfs. ( 8 elements?)
So from Left to Right; Chaos
: Obviously what it is. Represents death really... Its the sigil for the Order of Chaos ( as Silver says: "Pfft? Order of Chaos, really? Isn't that an oxy-moron?
) Its a tattoo, on flags, armor and after a brutal killing or massacre, it's painted on the walls in the victims blood as a calling card. With the symbol of 'the world' in the center, its 8 channels are chaotic, instead of balance, shaping in what appears to be a 'goat' head (inverted pentacle as the sign of satan) or demon head really. The EYE in the center ( Like the EYE of Sauron
) represents, one eye on their world, thus stating one god- Which is Chaos. Chaos is a demon god that can basically purge (burn) all of humanity from their world just upon sight.( The Order of Chaos refers to this power to "the Eye of Purifcation" ) Although his interpretations on what he appears like is never solid. The order of Chaos main objective is wipe out humanity and take the world as their own- BUT humanity's life source has been spread to many other worlds and dimensions: the nether realms, outer realms, inner realms, and finally the center realm; one primary center that holds the core of humanity. The core the elements were created to protect. Our humble planet Earth.
Which leads us to the next sigil:ORDER
: The symbol of balance. The gods of fate have this symbol tattooed to their bodies. They are soldiers of protecting the peace and withholding the power of the creation of life, the end of life and the path they take. (what the Greek gods of fate basically do) The soul protectors of the eight gods of creation: The Orsian gods
( Orsa in latin= beginning). This symbol also represents the elements, and the eight balanced channels they possess from the Orsian Gods. THE MAIN purpose of this symbol is actually an atlas to the other realms. And the 8 worlds contained in each realm space.
The largest ring (outside) represents the Netherworlds
- where the Orsian gods had first banished all the demons upon the first uprising against humanity in the prophecy.
The second largest ring is the Outer Realms
: Worlds that protect the barrier to the center Realm (Inner realms). In each of the 8 worlds in the Outer realm there is a Obelisk (usually within the grounds of the Temple of Fortuna) placed by the gods that prevents a passageway to the inner realms. In the introduction to the comic: Prelude to War
you actually witness an Outer realm world being destroyed, which is Eros's world.
To the outside of the main center is the Inner Realms
: Second barrier to the core. Although it's barrier isn't as strong as the first, each of this realm's worlds are protected my a fate or a guardian (characters that come in later in the comic) If all fates/gaurdian are destroyed then the doorway to the Center Realm is wide open.
and at last, Center Realm
: Earth, the core of humanity.
Now some demons can get passageway through the gates to each realm by the rituals, higher powers and stupid humans who invoke demons, but if all all barriers fall Chaos is born.
Moira summons a lesser
demon from the Netherworlds in Chapter 4 of the comic "Balor of the Evil Eye"
with a invoking amulet (Amulet of Charybdis) that is one of the many peices and vessels that contain the soul of Chaos.... more information that needs to be explained in the comic
Also I have rankings for each classification for demons from A-G This is what the demons hunters use so they know what their up against... or could take Cerridwen's approach: "Does it matter? If it's a demon, I'll burn them all to hell anyway."
...heh. All story, concepts and characters of 'the Elements' Copyright of me.