WTF Is This

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by cosmofex, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Azzy

    Azzy 200% GUNK

    found this tile in a thrift store, nothing on it but the image of a wolf treading on a serpent and the latin phrase VERITAS VINCIT (truth prevails). That's the motto of the Czech Republic and scottish clan Keith, but those are associated with lion and deer imagery respectively. I cant seem to find any association of wolves or snakes with the phrase. Anyone know what this tile could be about? I'm really fond of it and would love to do something with the image but it would extremely suck to find out it was like, a fraternity or a white nationalist group or something

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  2. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    no idea but damn that's cool looking. looks like celtic artwork, kind of a book of kells style, so i'm thinking look more in the 'scottish clans' type of area.
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  3. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    Seconded—the art style is very Celtic, and the text style is similar to fonts I commonly see used for Irish and Scottish Gaelic things.

    I have no clue what it might be, but I do think it’s almost certainly a Scottish clan thing.
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  4. Ipuntya

    Ipuntya your purple friend

    in which case it almost certainly has to do with keith. there’s probably symbolic meaning in the choice of using a wolf. the snake obviously represents lies, and wolves historically represent loyalty, camaraderie, and stuff
  5. Azzy

    Azzy 200% GUNK

    update: The tile is apparently listed on cafepress by a user named Rhonda Keith , so yep, looks like its to do with Keith :)
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