posted on Mar, 7 2010 @ 09:45 AM
reply to post by SassyCat
Originally posted by SassyCat
The only logo in OP I believe has any conspiracy is the alfa romeo one, well somewhat at least. Also, the ones with watchful eyes, pentagrams,
dragons, gargoyles, standing horses etc. have been common for a long time - I agree there's nothing good about that fact.
To me the Alfa Romeo logo is exactly the opposite - it's absolutely impossible to be part of some conspiracy. Same goes for gargoyles, horses, lions
.. The reason I feel that way is because a lot
of European cities have a long history, and a culture that has no problem embracing a bit of
scary folklore. For instance, Ljubljana in Slovenia has a gargoyle on top of a castle in it's coat of arms:
The creature is also called 'the Ljubljana dragon' and 'symbolises power, courage and greatness' (see en.wikipedia.org...
interesting thing about this 'mysterious' symbol and others like it is that it's been around for more than a millennium; the exact origins are a
point of debate, but to the people of Ljubljana, the origin of the symbol may not be as relevant as the symbol itself. It has become their symbol. You
can even find several Gargoyle 'statues' in Ljubljana! Though a tad scary at dark, they won't bite.
To get back to Alfa Romeo; of course Ljubljana is not the only city to incorporate folklore in their coat of arms - Milan is another example (although
there are many more). Straight from the OP's own source:
The biscione appears also in the coats of arms of the House of Sforza, the city of Milan, the historical Duchy of Milan and Insubria.
Obviously it wasn't Alfa Romeo that first dragged the biscione to the eye of the public beholder. To the people of Milan, the child-eating serpent
(just like Ljubljanas 'dragon') bears meaning only because it is their
symbol, their folklore; it has absolutely nothing to do with children
actually being eaten by serpents somewhere in Milan (although that may have been its origin). Incorporating the serpent in the Alfa Romeo logo is just
a way to honor the city.
Of course a lot has changed in the past centuries, and nowadays there are but few people actually interested in folklore. The 'beasts' of those
stories are less and less common; new cities of course design more contemporary coats of arms. As I said, I cannot see how a conspiracy would tie into
these city symbols, but I hope a little bit of my appreciation for this 'old stuff' makes sense to you..
[edit on 7-3-2010 by scraze]