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Gothic Symbols #1 - ☥ Basic Semiotics & the Ankh ☥

hi and welcome to this video about
symbols in the Celtic subculture the
video was originally planned because of
my this is not a bindi video or it's not
a bindi video and where I felt it didn't
really go into depth with the topic of
symbols at all and because I studied
language at university level I thought I
do some basic semiotic to start this off



and then go into a depth about the
single different symbols that you see
everywhere in the Gothic subculture
especially now that the occult and new
goth thing is around and I think you see
those a lot but first to set us off as
delve a bit into friendly optics which
is the general science of science the
science of science I hope I hope I hope
I'm pronouncing the trend and yeah so
what is the sign basically
what makes a sign a sign so a sign is
assigned because of its subsistence
function it stands for something else
for a meaning this definition by the way
goes back to Aristotle so it's very old
and it's also very wide so because um
what is not a sign is a sign anything
that can stand for something else so
what I learned at university is that um
science were divided into three
different categories by child pious and
he named the category the index the icon
and the symbol so we're going to get to
the symbol soon and the index is um a
sign that is in a relation of
consequence or effect so you see my hair
short now and it was long before so or
no
Dorinda's so you might see this as a
sign that I've been to the hairdresser
so this would be a kind of an index the
icon has a relation of similarity some
traffic signs maybe would be I can I
have a this is my textbook from
University from when I was sitting
German and this for instance would be an
icon
like all the little pictograms you can
see these are these are icons where you
can see a similarity to the actual
meaning of the thing and then there
comes a symbol which is assigned with
absolutely no relation to the meaning of
the thing at all
for example letters in the alphabet has
no relation to the meaning of the things
let's see that this is a G but what's
what does that mean and why is it
business regime rice is formally it's a
symbol it doesn't really have any
connections
apart from that someone gave them
meaning so now we're at Sybil what I
think is important as setting on the
Sofia opposite the sign is divided into
two parts the time and the signifies so
the sign itself or sings and the meaning
of something and I think it's important
to bear that in mind that there are two
different levels of symbols what is also
important is that this all depends on
when and where you live and how much you
know really so keep in mind that symbol
only means something to people who know
what they mean I mean they only mean
something to people who know that this
is a symbol so not everyone in the world
will know what sitting or will even have
seen it at work I don't want to say that
you should wear symbols just like that
because you don't know what
I mean no no I think you should know
what symbols you're carrying or what
potential meanings
these symbols held in the world okay so
now we're coming to the ankh which is
the topic of this session so the ankh is
an ancient Egyptian designs symbol
please and its meaning its life or
sometimes eternal life because the
Egyptian writing system or the language
the written language of ancient Egypt is
derived from pictures so I think that is
I'm not an expert I'm sorry but I think
that's much similar to many and Asian
languages nowadays that the symbols that
are used for writing originated in
pictures and actually mean something and
actually depict something
so these symbols including this might
actually um be more of an icons then a
symbol meaning that some time in the
past this thing showed something that
was part of the real world and I'm not
an archaeology student I have not
studied ancient Egypt and I read in some
different places that the ark could mean
but derived from different things
wikipedia says it could be a sandal
strap the pronunciation of the sandal
strap in ancient Egypt language is
similar to many words for life so that
the meaning transferred so it was an
icon for metal straw or could have been
I think they're not so sure and then
because it's pronounced similarly the
meaning transferred and now this means
life so I don't know if this is true if
you know it please correct me down below
to suggest them
what I read and what wikipedia says also
and what I've seen another commentary
recently so as I understand it and is a
very traditional as traditional symbol
that is often used or commonly used in
the Gothic subculture and the represents
life so I guess that for I can speak for
myself there and I don't only like life
I like that it's a traditional symbol
and I like that there's a tradition
behind it and I also like that there's a
very very ancient history of this simple
so I interested in culture and in
ancient culture and it also represents
something very nice I think that in the
Gothic subculture there's a general
interest in traditions and in ancient
cultures and in culture and you know so
I see that this could be a reason why
Goths pick this symbol but if you know
more about this please let me know and
we can have a discussion down below and
yes thank you very much for watching and
I'll do another video about another
symbol in the Gothic subculture soon see
you again
bye

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