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The lyrics of “Pyramid Song” have been seen as largely based on Dante’s Divine Comedy with references to the Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise, though Yorke has mentioned the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol), the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha as other possible inspirations. The first two lines bear a resemblance to the beginning of the first verse of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” The line “and we all went to heaven in a little row boat” is nearly identical to a lyric found in Tom Waits’ 1985 song “Clap Hands,” which itself is taken from a 1965 hit by Shirley Ellis, “The Clapping Song.”
The video for “Pyramid Song”, directed by collective Shynola, features a combination of computer 3D and hand-drawn animation and was based on a dream that lead singer Thom Yorke once had. Following on from the more abstract Kid A promotional blips, it was the first Radiohead video not to feature any depiction of the band or singer (the animated “Paranoid Android” clip had briefly included a caricature of each member around a table in a pub). The video won several awards, including NME Carling’s best video of the year.
And Zeus has nothing to do with this and their dark side plans, eh? Just saw that combo, Zeus and Nike. Zeus is in that top of the pyramid group and the pyramid is dark side rule.
Originally posted by Unity_99
reply to post by Spruk
Unity is a her. And also, the video in this OP, what part is anyone arguing with? Glad to know some see, even if others maintain they don't. The song about a city under the waves. That isn't Egypt. Actual some of Wandering Scribe's information is interesting. I don't think he's unaware.
Fireworks song, that isn't about symbology. That is about shining. Releasing your inner light and shining. Holding the light in this world. Doing the work we came to do.
edit on 26-7-2012 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wandering Scribe
Please don't mistake me for someone who does not think art can be symbolically meaningful. I'm not that type of person at all. I'm very much interested in the layered context of art. However, there is a difference between layered context, and unfounded belief.
Concerning Niké and the Olympics; I am well studied in Greek mythology. So, seeing a statue of Niké, I recognized her, and knew of possible reasons for every item included on the medallion. I even could justify the inclusion of an owl, had there actually been one present, without straying into false Illuminati and Satanic conspiracy theories. Since the owl, the feather or olive/palm frond, Niké, and all the other included symbols have standard, normal, non-threatening, Greek meanings I was only supporting reality and the truth.
People often think I am coarse and "against open-mindedness" but in reality I am just a huge proponent of the truth. If I know the facts to be something other than the myths, I speak up. Whether that makes me a buzz kill, or hated, I don't care. Truth will win out in the end.
~ Wandering Scribe
Originally posted by Wandering Scribe
All of the symbolism in the video portrayed as negative, are really positive,
7 Day Three: Sacrifices (Hecatomb) and feast
On the morning of day three, athletes, gymnastai, priests, and Hellanodikai gathered at the Prytaneion for the procession that would begin a day of sacrifice and feasting. Individuals would have been sacrificing animals on their own behalf at a range of altars, but this would be the official sacrifice, an impressive spectacle of great religious significance. Animal sacrifice was the central ritual act of Greek religion, so the sacrifice to Zeus would have been the focal point of the Olympic festival. Instead of a conventional architectural structure, Zeus was honoured by an unusual altar built from the ashes of the thighs of animals sacrificed there. According to Pausanias’s detailed description
(5.13.8-14.2), in his day the mound was 42 metres in circumference at its base and seven metres high, with flights of stone steps allowing access to the top. Tradition dictated that only the wood of white poplar should be used for Zeus’s sacrifices.