posted on May, 3 2012 @ 12:10 PM
Ok, once and for all:
FE = faith
ESPERANZA = hope
ALDOGADU = I'm not sure about the ALDO part, but GADU is the contraction for "Grande Arquiteto Del Universo" which means "Great Architect Of
The overkill of symbols is a little bit odd because each and every of these symbols are specific for the day's rite and special ceremonys
The skull and bones are a representation of the "death of the old man", used in initiation rites to symbolize the death of your "old self" and if
you pay close attention you'll see the hammer over the skull, which is used to simbologically "kill" your old self.
The hoods with "blank eyes" is used for a judgement ceremony, where the ones judging should "not show any feelings" to be 100% impartial.
Some other things a non freemason would perhaps not notice: The pillars got names and symbols, note in the right of the picture, the first pillar says
"Enero", which means "january" and a goat over it which is the symbol for the astrological sign "Aries"(don't know if in english it is
different, but its the sign of those born in january)
The broken tool in the middle is a sort of press(don't know the name in english, but its a tool used when you glue pieces of wood togheter and press
them till the glue dries), it represents the knowledge and union of the lodge that will "stick the members togheter, like in a pact
There are also statues of greek divinities, which I never saw in any lodge whatsoever.
The red and black box in the center I got no clue what it is doing there, looks like "the widows box" used to make donations for charity purposes,
but I'm not sure;
I hope I could help...