Post:Turinstil, Varna, and Afis: an update on Rakash holy symbols - 09/22/2015 - 17:14

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Turinstil, Varna, and Afis: an update on Rakash holy symbols · on 09/22/2015 05:14 PM CDT 1373
Turinstil, varna, afis -- butterfly, crow, badger. These animals are the traditional symbols of the Rakash gods. Left untranslated when Common is otherwise being used, these words refer to a very specific stylized rendition of the particular holy animal. When used in this manner, they can be referred to simply as a turinstil, a varna, or an afis, or as a turinstil symbol, a varna symbol, or an afis symbol.

Turinstil "Butterfly": The traditional symbol of Enelne, the turinstil is a butterfly that is formed from only one stroke or unbroken line, with the end of that line curving upward into the bottom of the right wing to create a curl terminating in a circle. A wreath of leaves encircles the creature.

Varna "Crow": The traditional symbol of Mrod, the varna is a crow with large, exaggerated wings that are created by interlocking stars. A black circle is positioned as if held by the creature’s open beak.

Afis "Badger": The traditional symbol of Coshivi, the afis is a badger with precise, angular markings that resemble the blades of a dagger. Its body is depicted as particularly sleek, and its large claws are positioned as if in protection of some unseen thing.

-Persida

This message was originally posted in The Races of DragonRealms \ Rakash - Rakash Pack, by DR-PERSIDA on the play.net forums.