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Help identifying a symbol

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by topher694, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. topher694

    topher694 Go Turtle!

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    Hi all, I'm have no idea what the proper forum for this would be. There may not be one that fits this.

    Anyway, I'm looking for help identifying the following symbol:

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    Here's the back story. A very, let's say... unsusal... person came in to our church not long ago and wrote this symbol on a white board. He came in with 5 minutes left in service, made a big distraction, wandered around doing and saying odd things and left this. He's been there before, but it has been a while.

    I have no idea what it is, but I have 2 suspicions, however they are only guesses based on behavior and background.
    1. Witchcraft/Occult symbol
    2. Ukrainian Catholic symbol
    But it could be anything, even just made up.

    Anyone ever seen anything like it?
     

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  2. Der Alter

    Der Alter This is me about 1 yr. old. Supporter

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    It looks Chinese. The bottom part 王 is similar to the Chinese symbol for king.
     
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  3. RaymondG

    RaymondG Well-Known Member

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    The middle looks similar to the sulfur alchemy symbol...
     
  4. topher694

    topher694 Go Turtle!

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    King of Sulfur? That doesn't sound good!
     
  5. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    My first instinct was to look up the various planetary/astrological/alchemical symbols, and this one looks a lot like the planetary symbol for Jupiter (which was also used as a symbol for tin by medieval alchemists). It looks like the symbol for Jupiter, but with a bar through it.

    I looked at a couple other sets of symbols on Wikipedia--but nothing even remotely close.

    Given your description of the man's behavior, my guess is that he probably needs help. And the symbol probably doesn't mean anything at all. At the very least, even if it does have some meaning somewhere out there, it's not like scribbling a symbol on a whiteboard has any power and so it remains meaningless.

    That it kind of looks like the symbol for Jupiter/tin with a line through may just be coincidence as well.

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  6. topher694

    topher694 Go Turtle!

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    Thanks, I did a lot of searching myself and missed that one. My thinking is if I can identify the symbol it may help me identify his intent. I'm not worried about the symbol itself.
     
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