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Dio's 'Devil Horns' What do they mean?


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#1    Alisdair.MacDonald

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:42 PM

I've always been a huge fan of Dio, and i thought this would be an interesting article to share for those who may not know the story.

"Dio, explained that he was taught the so-called corna sign by his Italian grandmother, as a way to scare off the "evil eye", a look which is said to cause bad luck."

http://news.bbc.co.u...ine/8687002.stm


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:48 PM

So many people think tis is the sign of the "illuminati" and other demonic cells. From what dio says it's a way for him to keep away evil, and to longhorns fans its UT pride lol. Honestly I don't think a handsign does much really. Cool post nonetheless...

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:21 PM

didn't know RJD had died.....
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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:31 PM

Yes. The horns are everywhere now, and as a bit of an old school metaler from the 90's - Slayer, Metallica, Death, Sepultura, Megadeth and so on - the horns just mean, to me: "FTW, we have each other. We have Heavy Metal!!" I mean, it was about the music then and it's about the music now. Leave religion out of it. :)




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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:00 AM

View Postd e v i c e, on 17 July 2013 - 11:31 PM, said:

Yes. The horns are everywhere now, and as a bit of an old school metaler from the 90's - Slayer, Metallica, Death, Sepultura, Megadeth and so on - the horns just mean, to me: "FTW, we have each other. We have Heavy Metal!!" I mean, it was about the music then and it's about the music now. Leave religion out of it. :)

Actually Device, UT started it before The Metal bands :yes: :P :yes:

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:07 AM

View PostJessem, on 18 July 2013 - 01:00 AM, said:

Actually Device, UT started it before The Metal bands :yes: :P :yes:
Okay, that's interesting. But the metalers mean it in a cooler way. :P




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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:11 AM

View Postshrooma, on 17 July 2013 - 11:21 PM, said:

didn't know RJD had died.....
:-(

Yeah that sucked when that happened, man. And stomach cancer of all things. Heavy Metal won't be the same without him.

I can't believe Ozzy is still alive, though. Dude must have nine lives.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:04 AM

I though the horns were a sign of fertility and abundance. The symbology is still with us today in the cornucopia. The way I remember it is that there are several pagan fertility gods and Christians demonized ( literally) the image of these gods that often resembled goats or bulls.

When used in heavy metal music, it is really just a symbol of counter culture. Basically thumbing its nose religion. This is why Anton Levey used counter Christian imagery when really he gave no credence to biblical mythology what so ever.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:52 PM

View PostPurifier, on 18 July 2013 - 01:11 AM, said:

Yeah that sucked when that happened, man. And stomach cancer of all things. Heavy Metal won't be the same without him.

I can't believe Ozzy is still alive, though. Dude must have nine lives.

Well, those are exactly the type of myths i thought this thread would address to be false.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:57 PM

View Postd e v i c e, on 17 July 2013 - 11:31 PM, said:

Yes. The horns are everywhere now, and as a bit of an old school metaler from the 90's - Slayer, Metallica, Death, Sepultura, Megadeth and so on - the horns just mean, to me: "FTW, we have each other. We have Heavy Metal!!" I mean, it was about the music then and it's about the music now. Leave religion out of it. :)


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:50 PM

View PostAlisdair.MacDonald, on 20 July 2013 - 09:52 PM, said:

Well, those are exactly the type of myths i thought this thread would address to be false.

You mean Ozzy does not have nine lives? Prove it.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:10 PM

View PostAlisdair.MacDonald, on 17 July 2013 - 10:42 PM, said:

I've always been a huge fan of Dio, and i thought this would be an interesting article to share for those who may not know the story.

"Dio, explained that he was taught the so-called corna sign by his Italian grandmother, as a way to scare off the "evil eye", a look which is said to cause bad luck."

http://news.bbc.co.u...ine/8687002.stm




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Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:26 AM

View PostSakari, on 20 July 2013 - 09:57 PM, said:

AMEN TO THAT!!!!!!

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Okay, which one of them is you? :lol:

Just the styles of the time bring back memories for me. I was a teen in the 80's and was in my 20's during the 90's, and basically everyone i knew looked like that! [above]

It's just great how metal was a real common ground for a lot of people. Still is.




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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

View PostAlisdair.MacDonald, on 20 July 2013 - 09:52 PM, said:



Well, those are exactly the type of myths i thought this thread would address to be false.

Be careful over in the conspriacy section because those guys will bury you in You Tube videos showing how everyone from Miley Cyrus and the Queen of England to George W. Bush and Steve Jobs are all in on the big boogie woogie whatever because they make that sign.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:02 PM

View PostRafterman, on 21 July 2013 - 12:29 PM, said:

Be careful over in the conspriacy section because those guys will bury you in You Tube videos showing how everyone from Miley Cyrus and the Queen of England to George W. Bush and Steve Jobs are all in on the big boogie woogie whatever because they make that sign.


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