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    symbols of madness/insanity

    I'm looking for some heraldry that represents madness

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    Re: symbols of madness/insanity

    ... ok

    Your looking for something 40k related?

    Anyway, the moon has always been a symbol of Insanity, good idea to start there.

    I dont think many people would want to advertise madness in their Heraldry, though.

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    Re: symbols of madness/insanity

    A broken mask (like the phantom opera guy has). A broken cup perhaps.

    If all else fails, a lampshade should do the trick.

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    Re: symbols of madness/insanity

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    Now that's a heraldry fit for madness...
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    Re: symbols of madness/insanity

    or a card in a top hat (ala mad hatter)
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    Re: symbols of madness/insanity

    Multiple exclamation marks. A sure sign of terminal mental illness.
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    Re: symbols of madness/insanity

    perhaps a symbol that represents logic or clear thought/reasoning, that is broken in half or otherwise defaced?

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    Re: symbols of madness/insanity

    Vague one-liner posts. That's sure to send anyone mad.
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    Re: symbols of madness/insanity

    GW's logo?
    A question mark?
    A bowl haircut?
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    Two coins with the symbol of the emperor. one is painted black with white detail and one is painted white with black detail, and both coins are touching. Bipolar Disorder Reference.
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    Re: symbols of madness/insanity

    Quote Originally Posted by Grimtuff View Post
    Vague one-liner posts. That's sure to send anyone mad.
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    I'm pretty sure he was referring to the OP..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urza View Post
    I'm pretty sure he was referring to the OP..
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    A shattered mirror? a bit V:tM but hey...

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    A toilet gushing forth a geyser of super-heated custard.
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    Re: symbols of madness/insanity

    The symbol for Chaos Undivided, as in the random directions kinda symbolizes madness.

    And of course the Mark of Tzeentch, master manipulator and who else better to represent the madness of humanity than the great schemer himself?

    Or the two-faced coin, ala Two-Face. Or the many headed snake upon one brow. The snake devouring itself. Gods in the Machine. Eyes in the fire, voice in the silence, what have you.
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    Re: symbols of madness/insanity

    Varath probably has the best example of symbols for madness. the moon as almost always been associated with madness or unpredicable behaviour that is equated with madness.

    other examples would be the Jester or Joker, who were often people with mental disorders rather than comedians (life was harsh in the middle ages). and as Keadaen points out the Hatter was often regarded as a symbol of madness (due to the effect the mercury using in the felting process had their brains. left them like swiss cheese). however, the tag in the hatter's hat was the price of the hat, not a playing card, there is something of a mixed metaphor there. equally the March Hare's behavious was a sign of madness, because while normally very shy, in March, rutting hares will put their own safty and solitude on a back burner. both were such powerful images that Lewis Carol picked them for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. at the time of writing they would have been potent images, these days they are more closely associated with the book because people don't make hats and hares are nothing like as common.

    not sure how you'd depict it but hearing voices is also a common sign of madness, as are ravenous dogs.

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