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The Deathly Hallows x 30 Seconds To Mars Triad

The Deathly Hallows x 30 Seconds To Mars Triad

A simple combination of two triangular graphics. The Deathly Hallows of course from the award winning Harry Potter series. The vertical line symbolizes the elder wand which is a wand that cannot be beaten by any other wand to wield it. The cloak of invisibility represented by the outer triangle and the resurrection stone is represented by the ring which connects the three sides of the triangle. In the Harry Potter books, each of these objects are believed to be used in order for death to be cheated. I suggest reading the entire Harry Potter series for an in depth summary or simply watch the movies. The second triangle figure is the 30 Seconds to Mars Triad. The triad means many things in several different cultures. In China the triad refers to the many branches of Chinese (Cantonese) transnational organized crime organizations based out of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. This underground society is also alive in countries with significant Chinese populations, such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The equilateral triangle (all equal length sides) with a horizontal line segmenting it comes from one of the five “glyphs” the secular group 30 Seconds To Mars have placed on many of their albums. The band 30 Seconds to Mars has not released any information on the symbols official meanings to them or to the world, therefore we are forced to find meaning in between the lines of these very ambiguous symbols. The triad has several other meanings in science, religion, music, sociology, etc. Philosophers and interpreters can spend a great deal of time analyzing the meaning of the symbol to the band members, to the fans, or to society as a whole. The bottom line is that the triad symbol is worldly recognized to be apart of the 30 Second To Mars’ music. Therefore I have to give credit where credit is due. The great thing about the bands controversial music is its efforts to allow listeners to come up with more than one interpretation because no set meaning has been given. What I personally find most interesting about the two pyramids or equilateral triangles, is that when they are combined together it creates an upside-down cross by the two lines that intersect in the middle of the triangle. As some might know the upside down cross is not a symbol of satanic worship, as it has been used more recently. Instead it has deeper meaning that can be traced back to the times of Jesus and his 12 disciples. The Catholic tradition believes that the disciple Simon Peter, later known as St. Peter, was crucified upside down, as told by Origen of Alexandria. It is believed that Peter requested to be crucified this way since he felt unworthy of being crucified the same way that Jesus had died. Though the Saint Peter’s cross gained popularity for anti-religious groups when heavy metal grew in popularity, now a days the rap group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) lead by rap artist, Tyler The Creator uses the symbol in order to gain attention. The symbol is placed in many graphics in different assortments on album covers as well as on clothing designs sold in the Odd Future store as well as skate shops across the globe, or online. Tyler The Creator is an independent, 22 year old, rapper who pushes the limits on what is right and wrong in life as well as in modern day society. In my last blog post I said how some might claim that the music I chose to listen to may disturb others. Tyler’s music is the music I listen I choose that I know disturbs many other people who are forced to listen to it while riding in my car. Sadly I could keep going all day and night about interpretations of Tyler’s music, 30 Seconds to Mars music, and the Harry Potter stories. But I am afraid that it is besides the point. The point is at the top of the pyramid. I will allow the readers of this to come up with their own interpretation of this wild collaboration of two worldly recognized equilateral triangular symbols.

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3 thoughts on “The Deathly Hallows x 30 Seconds To Mars Triad

  1. Fascinating logo and commentary, Carter. Interpretation is the core of everything. All that we think we know and believe evolves through interpretation. Reminds me of the Anais Nin quote – “We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.” Have you created other logos that integrate famous (or infamous) symbols? Really intriguing.

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