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    Eight Pointed Star...

    Hey guys,

    Just wondering what the 8 pointed star of the Ruinous Powers actually stands for...

    Does it actually have a meaning? or is it jst for show? and if so? why?

    Any help to further my stupidly limited knowledge of the 40k Universe would be greatly appreciated ;Y

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    IIRC the eight pointed star is the symbol standing for chaos being everywhere and anywhere at once.

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    It was a symbol originally designed by Michael Moorcock in his Elric of Melnibone series of fantasy novels, basically the origin of dungeon and dragons style fantasy and in my opinion a great read. It stood for chaos being random and unpredictable, whereas the symbol for law was a single vertical straight line with an arrow on the end. I hope this helps.
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    And there was me thinking it was just an excuse to get a few more spikes in...
    The name refers to facial hair, not playing style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apachetear View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Beardy_Wierdy View Post
    And there was me thinking it was just an excuse to get a few more spikes in...
    Interesting, I was going with the spike theory up to this point as well. Good to know.

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    I always thought each point represented a chaos god... 4 major 'n' 4 minor...

    until wikipedia!
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    In one of my old fantasy Chaos codex, it says the 8 point star reflects all the choices one can make.
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    That's interesting because in Christianity, the Eight-Pointed Star is a symbol of renewal, redemption, regeneration. In Arab culture the eight-pointed star is beautification for instance. In Buddhism it's supposed to represent balance, cosmic balance, harmony. I also read somewhere that it's the symbol of Venus and Ishtar - basically "It is a symbol for the natural universe interweaving order and disorder, yin and yang, to create an ultimately harmonious and balanced design."

    So for those of us who believe in Chaos as the one TRUE path - Chaos is the a force of balance. It bears within it both redemption for the believers of the False Emperor, it carries with it Renewal for the Corrupt Imperium. Regeneration of old scars and ancient transgressions. It will bring balance to the galaxy when it finally rules all. And then all humanity - nay all races of the Universe will bow down in humble gratitude, and live together in harmony in the eternal worship of Chaos.

    Hallowed are the Chaos Gods *bows*.

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    Not that extra spikes are anything to be sniffed at...


    Thats one hell of a nice side effect
    The name refers to facial hair, not playing style.

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