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Versus the world cover picture

Discussion in 'Amon Amarth' started by Phelice, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Phelice

    Phelice HAPPIEST GIRL ON EARTH!!!

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    I never noticed that writing under the globe on the Versus the World cover picture until I saw it in a bigger size on the t-shirt. We figured out the first word is saying "palus" which means shield.
    Can anybody tell what the other words mean?
    I pointed out the part I mean:
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    I can't see it or read it, but I am guessing Sword and Shield?
     
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    Phelice HAPPIEST GIRL ON EARTH!!!

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    Even on the shirt, where it is printed bigger, I can't read it... and I also can't find any picture of the cover that has a bigger resolution so I can zoom in.
    It was Ben who said palus means shield. I remember my education when I trained as gardener, palus had something to do with swamp. But I can't remember it completely, so I googled it, and found out palustris means growing in the marsh, and paluster means marshy.

    I would like to know what the other words say, then I should be able to figure out. Anybody with good eyes being able to help?
     
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    Xurek Waaagh!

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    This is the highest resolution I could find, I myself can't make out what it says but maybe someone else can. Apologies for the large image but in this case I thought it would be ok.

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  5. Phelice

    Phelice HAPPIEST GIRL ON EARTH!!!

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    Ah! Great! If it ever happens that I can get my scanner running, I will try to scan it high resolution but I think that won't help, too - because it is still printed in lower resolution...


    Could the third word mean "artic"?
     
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    They're star names. Polus is latin for polaris (pole star).
     
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    Phelice HAPPIEST GIRL ON EARTH!!!

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    Phelice HAPPIEST GIRL ON EARTH!!!

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    Hm well what's the other stars names then? Austri, Vestri and Suðri in latin? Because Norðri would be the pole star Polus? And artic might be Austri then? But these are not really stars but directions actually... for the romans I mean.

    I feel so stupid :D
     
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    Phelice HAPPIEST GIRL ON EARTH!!!

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    A friend who is good at latin just told me:
    South = meridies, north = septentrio/septemtriones, east = oriens/aurora, west = occidens/occasus/vesper

    That doesn't really help, too :(
     
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    Black_Sheep Lord Of The Winter Snow

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    Indeed. That's what i thought too
     
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    I think the real question is why are the names of stars on there when the album title is clearly Versus the World and not Versus the Galaxy.
     
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    Phelice HAPPIEST GIRL ON EARTH!!!

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    Maybe it is that old Dinosaur-Robot-Battle-Thing?
     
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    i never knew there was writing there in the first place
     
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    Yeah, Phelice, you have too much time on your hands...LOL. It looks to me like ther is another word farther up on the left of the globe, too, by the equator. What I can't figure out is why it says "polus" somtheing, then "articus" (well, an abbreviation for articus). Shouldn't it be polus australus, as in South Pole, rather than polus articus? It's hard to say when you can't make the two other words out, since Latin is one of thopse languages where contect is everything. In Latin, polus can mean pole as in north pole, but also heaven/sky.

    Polus was the name of the Titan son of Heaven and Earth in Roman mythology (can't remember their names, Earth was called Gaia in Greek). That is why he gave his name to the axis around which the earth spins, because he connects heaven and earth. However, as you may know, after the Titan war, Zeus sent all the Titans off into exile (into Tartarus?? Damn, I forget...), but during the war, it was really the Titans "vs. the World".
     
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    Does anyone else love the fact that the guy appears to think that he can block an entire world by raising his tiny shield
     
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    Phelice HAPPIEST GIRL ON EARTH!!!

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    And once more I think I am lacking education :lol:
    I didn't even realize there is a thing like roman "mythology" because when you say romans, I think of catholics.
    Titans... I always thought they are Greek... aren't they some kind of Gods, too?
    The only thing I know about Tartarus, if I remember correctly, is that it is the place below Hades, like our Niflhel and Hel. But I am saying that without warranty. I should read more books, it seems :D
     
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    Phelice HAPPIEST GIRL ON EARTH!!!

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    My boyfriend said he looks like He-Man :(
     
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    Vilewoman BitchWurst

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    But but, he has a big sword and a massive chest....mmmmmm
     

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