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September is corvid month

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August is chicken month
Last in pool
And so I thought I'd celebrate by making a simplified vector of the Roman Flag.

The Roman Flag consists of a long white banner with a blackbird in flight painted blue (I'm not sure why). In her (and yes it is a female) left talon she holds a bundle of wheat and the right talon a bundle of javelins. Below the image is normally written "E pluribus unum" which translates as "One stands above many others". In the context it's intended the Romans see themselves as the overseers of the world, here to tend it like a beautiful garden. Though it sounds rather aggressive it's actually more like the Romans are protectors of the world. The wheat and javelins represent the carrot and stick approach, one hand offers food as a kindness to those who obey and the other uses spears against those who rebel. The blackbird represents the power of words and traditionally it was shaped with the wings drawn in fron of the face to make a shape similar to a shield to represent strength though this died out as long shields replaced the old round shields the Romans used to use. At the end of the Roman Empire the blackbird was shown looking back over its shoulder to represent reminiscing about the past as Catholicism changed the ideals of the once glorious empire. Following the fall of the Roman Empire Saint Paul's Cathedral in Rome began using a flag with two heads, one looking back into the past and the other looking into the future. Many people often misinterpreted the bird as being an eagle especially after the British armed forces began using the flag with a golden eagle in place of the blackbird in the Colonial Era. Nowadays the flag can seen on ex-British naval forces ships and crests as well as in old schools and government buildings.

female 569,205, abstract 970, flag 609, blackbird 34
Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 1 year, 9 months ago
Rating: General

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1 year, 9 months ago
The reason for the eagle was because the old Latin for blackbird was 'vogul' which is the name of the bird on the flag for obvious reasons. However by the time the Aryans adopted the flag the modern meaning of vogul was 'eagle'. The Aryans assumed the bird was an eagle as it was difficult to tell in the art style it was made in. It also didn't help that the falcon was a common image in Roman artworks and they assumed that both birds were the same. The British looking back at Aryan artworks and renaissance imagery inspired by the mistake came to the wrong conclusion.
1 year, 9 months ago
stupid Michelangelo
1 year, 9 months ago
pretty much. His messed up interpretation of things is to blame for a lot of confusion about the past and what they believed.
1 year, 8 months ago
ha! just caught the end o it
1 year, 8 months ago
so much pony, bovi, caprini, other grazers, etc style stuff in september.

it truly was amazing.
1 year, 7 months ago
thank goodness it's not the month of the asshole empire anymore
1 year, 7 months ago
fuck off. romans were awaesome
1 year, 7 months ago
they are violently self-important liars.

you'd get along
1 year, 7 months ago
was meh muntz
1 year, 6 months ago
1 year, 6 months ago
month was meh
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