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#1    RandomPerson

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:55 PM

Hi.

Does anyone recognize this symbol? I don't know what it means, have been searching the web for some time.
I would greatly appreciate any answer. I've tried to recreate the symbol in mspaint. It can be found by clicking on the link below.

http://tinypic.com/v...=5#.UlMOFIZA2js


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:10 PM

2s1kn89.jpg Hi RandomPerson,  i don't know.. but i'm sure you've noticed the similarity to  ..



this > Rod_of_Asclepius2.svg.png

http://en.wikipedia....od_of_Asclepius

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:14 PM

Thanks lightly.

I've seen that one before. It is very similar, but it lacks the dot in the lower right corner. Might be that the symbol I've seen is a variation of the Rod of Ascleipus, but I haven't found one with the aforementioned dot. That is why I am slightly sceptical to that interpretation.

Edited by RandomPerson, 07 October 2013 - 08:25 PM.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:24 PM

What is the symbol's background? You've posted under Ghosts and Hauntings for a reason I take it?

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:25 PM

Where did you see this symbol? That information might be helpful in figuring out what it is.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:29 PM

I don't want to be too specific, but can say that it was depicted on a wall in a house in Australia.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:35 PM

View PostRandomPerson, on 07 October 2013 - 08:29 PM, said:

I don't want to be too specific, but can say that it was depicted on a wall in a house in Australia.

Um... An abandoned house, house of worship, house occupied by living people? Out in the boonies, in the middle of town or in a bad neighborhood where people spraypaint buildings? Inside or outside the house?

You don't need to get specific on exactly where the house is, but that kind of information is helpful too.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:47 PM

And old and abandoned house out in the countryside. It is inside the house.

If the house is haunted? I don't believe in such things, but I am not as sure as I used to be.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:55 PM

It does look like the Rod of Asclepius.

Any chance of getting an actual photo of it?

For what it's worth, the rod is often associated with medicine and healing.  You sometimes see it on the logo of medical or pharmacy companies, on medical products, etc.  Don't know if that's relevant.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:59 PM

Don't have a picture I can share.

So there is nothing "bad" about this symbol? Why would a person paint it inside a house?


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:11 PM

View PostRandomPerson, on 07 October 2013 - 08:59 PM, said:

Don't have a picture I can share.

So there is nothing "bad" about this symbol? Why would a person paint it inside a house?
Who knows.  You find all sorts of weird stuff inside old abandoned buildings.  When I was young I knew a guy who liked to spray paint pentagrams and made up occult looking stuff on building sites and abandoned buildings when we'd be out urban exploring.  He just thought it would freak people out thinking that Satanists or cult members had been performing rituals there.

I also remember a castle near where I used to go to school, finding pentagrams and other symbols burned into the grass on a few occasions. My best guess is like my friend above, bored teenagers doing it for a laugh.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:21 PM

it can be a 'signature' or symbol among those that identify 'angels... Seems to be.  I see symbols like this in a book of high magic; I am in doubt if I saw this symbol in  Dogma and Ritual of High Magic - (by Eliphas Levi) or in the Treatise Elementary Practice Magic - (by Papus). I have the two books and will search in them. These symbols are used in invocations in magical operations. I come back soon.

Edited by Ligia Cabus, 07 October 2013 - 09:32 PM.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:36 PM

View PostRandomPerson, on 07 October 2013 - 08:59 PM, said:

So there is nothing "bad" about this symbol? Why would a person paint it inside a house?

If there's nothing bad about it, it could be a symbol of protection.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:39 PM

Thanks Ligia Cabus. I look forward to hearing from you. If you find something that fits, please explain the meaning and context of this symbol.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:40 PM

View PostChild of Bast, on 07 October 2013 - 09:36 PM, said:

If there's nothing bad about it, it could be a symbol of protection.

Yes, indeed. But what would the person need protection from?





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