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Meneldur Olvarion
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Our Symbol explained

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To the upper left on the board's banner, you can see the logo of Ilsaluntë Valion.  It is an inverted crescent containing within its arms an accurate representation of most of the brightest stars in the Pleiades star cluster (called Remmirath, "The Netted Stars" in Quenya).  Also within its circle is the representation of the initialism of our name, "IV", expressed in Sarati.

The over-arching crescent is suggestive of many things: the crescent of the Moon, the sphere of protection and power within magical workings, the nimbus of light said to surround holy Avatars (e.g. Christ, Buddha, some Hindu deities, etc.); and to an extent itself, when thought of cosmologically as an "englobed whole".

Within the arch are the letters "IV", but in their Sarati rather than English alphabetic forms. Notice how the glyph for 'V' looks very much like a Fountain. Two of our Officers have had repeated visions of the Fountain of Nienna on their meditative journey's.

Since the focus of Ilsaluntë Valion is on interacting with these beings in the liminal space, and the restoration of Lore and knowledge from the Ancient West, we thought it important to explain the meaning behind our logo.
[...] “That yet for a while in Beleriand rivers may run clean, leaves spring, and birds build their nests, ere Night comes...”
 -- Finrod Felagund, "Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth"

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