bill's alphabet

Wanted to put this over here on the main/art blog as well.
Go for both, FIND THE STATUE AND FIND POKÉMON!

If you want to see what spurred this one, here’s the link:
http://vipokemon-go.tumblr.com/post/139527191483/estrelarabyss-vipokemon-go-estrelarabyss

Today was the first day of the course I’m taking on Old Church Slavonic. I’m only taking this class because it’s a requirement for the PhD, but you know, it’s actually pretty fascinating stuff. So far, the thing that’s really caught my interest is the Glagolitic Alphabet, the first writing system developed for Slavic language. It was created by missionaries specifically to bring Byzantine Christianity to the pagan Slavs, and there is religious symbolism coded write into the letters themselves.

Take, for instance…

This is one of the most symbolically-loaded letters in the whole alphabet and it’s a goddamn triangle.

It’s also the letter “s,” known as “slovo” (the way A is called “alpha” in Greek). “Slovo” also means word, or The Word. Pretty big deal. Could be the most powerful letter in the alphabet in symbolic terms.

It’s also the second letter in the special pair:

These corresponding letters stand for I. S., which is the Greek abbreviation for Jesus. The triangle stands for the holy trinity and the circle symbolizes eternity. A sacred triangle in an eternal circle. It’s not hard to read that as just an inside-out eye of Providence, really.

WHAT I’M SAYING IS THAT SAINTS CYRIL AND METHODIUS WERE THE ORIGINAL MYSTERY TWINS THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

10

Bill’s Alphabet

~Everyone was so surprised when I changed my hairstyle. Believe me, my desire to change even surprised myself. I just changed my hair and don’t regret it at all. You can’t always be the same. On Humanoid there is a new sound and on my head I have an excellent mohawk. You have to rejoice the changes but not to be afraid of them.