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Posted: Sep. 05 2012, 18:41

The Tr3s Lunas game, and everything in it, was made long before the MotS album. It was probably made when Mike still had no idea about what album to do next - let alone a classical album, let alone MotS. So how can there be a connection between a probably meaningless detail within a game and an album which was released more than three years later? I sincerely doubt that there is any.

I also think that the Greek letters in itself do not have any religious meaning. Mike has never used anything connected to religion in any of his output (music, lyrics, videos, artwork), so it would be funny that he'd put a religious reference within a game, and in a place where it's not likely to be found by the "general player". :)


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Posted: Feb. 07 2020, 20:40

Quote (nightspore @ Feb. 06 2010, 06:54)
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@ Trinidad: so, according to you, is it more likely to be something like GDTT? If that's the case, to me it still looks very like a writing/spelling mistake (maybe an intentional one?), because GOTT means "God" in German. Very appropriate to a cross, ain't it? :)

Old thread this, Ugo, but if it's Greek they're thetas, not taus. So you'd have GDThTh. Adding the "O" of Oldfield in two places you get "God Thoth". Thoth was an Egyptian God. As a glance at his Wikipedia entry will tell you, he has many attributes; you can select among them according to which Oldfieldian characteristics you want to highlight - for example, the mind of God and the judgment of the dead.

According to the latest research, "Thoth" is the sound Egyptians made when confronted by something they disliked, such as Ra  :p  :laugh:
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Posted: Feb. 08 2020, 09:52

I don't know if this adds anything, but two days ago this writing came uninvited to my mind, and, probably because I had been reading on number theory, I thought that the "delta", looking like a triangle, perhaps really means "triangular number". (Gauss, in a famous note in his diary, as I recently read, used a triangle (or a "delta" really? I don't know) as a symbol for a triangular number, when he managed to prove an important theorem (the triangular case of Fermat polygonal number theorem)).

P.S. 1: It may have been discussed, but why gamma and delta in upper case and the thetas in lower case? Are gamma and delta (representatives of) sets of numbers (delta being the triangular numbers and gamma perhaps the odd numbers, as they can be arranged in a gamma shape) and the thetas particular numbers (nines)? (Gamma and delta variables of certain types and thetas constants.) Is the writing a number? Does anyone think that it is meaningless?
P.S. 2: I don't know of any language other than Greek with a theta.
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Posted: Feb. 08 2020, 18:56

Quote (omgmo @ Feb. 08 2020, 09:52)
I don't know if this adds anything, but two days ago this writing came uninvited to my mind, and, probably because I had been reading on number theory, I thought that the "delta", looking like a triangle, perhaps really means "triangular number". (Gauss, in a famous note in his diary, as I recently read, used a triangle (or a "delta" really? I don't know) as a symbol for a triangular number, when he managed to prove an important theorem (the triangular case of Fermat polygonal number theorem)).

P.S. 1: It may have been discussed, but why gamma and delta in upper case and the thetas in lower case? Are gamma and delta (representatives of) sets of numbers (delta being the triangular numbers and gamma perhaps the odd numbers, as they can be arranged in a gamma shape) and the thetas particular numbers (nines)? (Gamma and delta variables of certain types and thetas constants.) Is the writing a number? Does anyone think that it is meaningless?
P.S. 2: I don't know of any language other than Greek with a theta.

Ugo's right, omgmo. They're just decoration.
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