4th album update:@30SECONDSTOMARSTAIKO http://instagr.am/p/MeeW9TAPv5/twitter.com/30SECONDSTOMARS/status/218847888791449600 (2012-06-30)-> Evan, Shannon & Jared on byou-daiko.See also:Source: @Sillywhite (twitpic.com/a0ni58)
The world fell into darkness and devils sprang from their hiding places to roam freely across the earth in its endless night. Knowing that all life was doomed without Ameterasu Ohmikami, the gods of heaven and earth gathered at the cave's mouth. They reasoned. They begged. They threatened. At last, they tried to force the rock from the cave's entrance but Ameterasu Ohmikami would not budge from her refuge. All creation seemed doomed.
Until, Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto, a small goddess with a face creased by age and laughter, made her way into the midst of the other gods and declared that she would coax Ameterasu from the cave. The mightier gods looked at the old woman and sneered. Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto smiled back at them, poured out a huge sake barrel, jumped on its head, and began a wild dance.
Hello! Long time lurker, first time commenter. I have a feeling that I might have overlooked posts where this was discussed...however, somebody posted this picture from a while back with this symbol I haven't seen used on anywhere else (yet)http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s720x720/600153_10151646968041165_1146112076_n.jpgI can't help but think that I've seen this before, I just don't know where. Something Native American. I might be just making stuff up in my mind, but as it doesn't look like it was wrote on with marker, it might be worth a look?
Hello, and welcome :).That picture has been discussed in a couple place, yes. But I didn't post anything about it here, because it's not a symbol designed or adapted by the band. At first sight it looks like a variation of two Native American sun symbols, the zia and the sun face, combined. (Look here for example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zia_people.) But actually it's meant to be an earth symbol. That jacket of Jared's is custom made by Lina Osterman and The Church of Seitan. And the symbol is the one of the Church of Seitan. (You know what 'seitan' is, yes? Don't be afraid. *lol*)There used to be a tweet on Lina Osterman's twitter with a link to a pic of the jacket: http://twitpic.com/5k894n. It said "Studded denim jacket in collaboration with the @Churchofseitan for Jared Leto http://twitpic.com/5k894n". The tweet is gone now though. Don't know why.Tweets by The Church of Seitan with pics of Jared wearing the jacket:- http://twitter.com/#%21/Churchofseitan/status/86758056544833536- http://twitter.com/#%21/Churchofseitan/status/87100646108573696Tweet where they explain about their symbol:- http://twitter.com/#%21/Churchofseitan/status/87271165147611136Their website: http://www.thechurchofseitan.com/home.html.So I guess it's very well possible you've seen that symbol before.
Yeah, I was thinking more along the lines of the sun face.I wasn't aware of seitan as a substitute for meat before, so this is interesting~ Reason I brought it up was because some other Echelon had come across it and were assuming it was a new(er) band symbol. I assumed that it would have been seen more obviously and often (like how the cross that Jared is using as a logo showed up on Jared's person a few times before the initial announcement of it being for his merch; one of the Echelon thought it was a prototype logo) if that was the case, so thanks for clearing all this up!
I think most of us thought it might be possible he had come up with a new symbol for the band (or an adaptation of an existing symbol). But usually when he does he's quite explicit about it. (Like he did with the triad.) Anyway, it was worth checking out. That's for sure.And seitan is delicious :). Try it if you ever have the occasion.