What Is the Symbolism of Heads?
Posted Jan-09-2017 10:34 AM
There are plenty of references to heads in the story. The whole facility (temple) has a skull on the top pointing 90 degrees from the runway (why not facing it?). The skull could be the sign of a death facility (biological warfare).
In the ampule/ritual room there is a huge statue of a (human?) head. There also seems to be a figure on the mural lacking a head (hard to tell). Also, the engineer fleeing something and coming too late to the door, loses his head. Finally, David’s head is ripped off by the engineer.
Should this perhaps symbolize mankind losing its head (bringing about our own destruction, like the engineers)?
Posted Jan-11-2017 4:32 PM
Heads are used to showcase a State of Power... both to showcase the Worship of a Character be that God, or King... but also used to represent the Power and Knowledge of something.
The other side to a Head (not Tails ) is to show Sacrifice and also to showcase a Token, Reward and Gain... so as in the form of Hunting.... you keep the Head to provoke Fear in those hunted...but also to showcase as a Trophy.
Wishing those around the World who finally get to see AC this week a very good weekend
Posted Jan-12-2017 12:01 PM
This topic has given me a right headache! ;)
The top pic here, the skull on the facility, have you noticed how it slopes back like the head of the xeno?
My guess is one or a combo of vanity, self worship or possibly the head(s) of a great engineer(s) from by gone days.
And being English, and having a rather normal sized shnoz, I take offence at the wild and unfounded racial stereotyping lol ;) (best read with plummy, condescending English accent!)
Looks more classical Greece to me . . .
Posted Jan-12-2017 12:36 PM
@ Rick ha ha ;) Me also! Don't get me started on the Welsh . . . then we would be talking about Aliens ;) lol
I'd better clarify that and say my Nan was Welsh and I love the place :) honest!!!!! :)
I must stop with these comments; I don't know, I just get ahead of myself sometimes . . .
Posted Jan-12-2017 12:40 PM
@Chli - I was actually more referring to the Easter Island type heads than the facility one. That said, it probably has weathered over time.
It does have a look of a xeno pic I've seen that shows a skull, with eye sockets, underneath the top head carapace. Who knows, maybe it does have a link to what is being created in there?
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