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PrinceConor
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01:05:35 PM Nov 10th 2014
What about Magneto's helmet? In the comics, animated tv shows, and the live-action movies, it is truly something that defines him, as well as something that he defines in return. If you see it, you instantly think of him. In the 'First Class' movie, you don't think of it as Shaw's helmet, you think of it as Erik's helmet and can't wait for Erik to take it. Without his helmet, you don't think he looks complete. Looking at his head without it in whatever media you choose makes him look strange and bare. Magneto and his helmet definitely belong here along with these many great examples.
MrDeath
01:30:20 PM Nov 10th 2014
Then add it.
WaterBlap
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02:36:48 PM May 11th 2014
edited by 23.114.194.29
One of the examples in the Myth and Legends folder seems to be multiple examples shoehorned into one.

Here's the example:

  • Many mythological examples such the Aegis carried by Athena, Hermes' winged sandals, Poseidon's trident, the mythological Thor's Hammer, and Hercules' lion skin cloak and club.
    • Such iconic items can be essential to tell whom a sculpture is meant to represent (for instance, since she is lacking arms and thus holds no objects in her hands, people are still debating whether the Venus de Milo is in fact a representation of Venus/Aphrodite or some other goddess). These iconic items also can take on a life of their own, such as Aphrodite's mirror, which in stylized form is also used as the astrological symbol for the planet Venus and the icon for "female" (just as Ares's spear and shield became the symbol for the planet Mars and the icon for "male").

I'm changing it because it groups all mythologies together without giving more than the Classical and what people might identify with Marvel's Thor. It could also just be organized better. I'm sure there'll be a better edit than this, though.

  • Mythologies in general identify deities with their iconic weapon, tool, or article of clothing.
    • Such items can be essential to tell whom a sculpture is meant to represent.
      • The Venus de Milo lacks arms and thus holds no objects in her hands, so people are still debating whether she is in fact a representation of Venus/Aphrodite or some other Goddess.
    • These identifiers can sometimes take on a life of their own:
    • Classical Mythology:
      • The Aegis carried by Athena
      • Hermes's winged sandals
      • Poseidon's trident
    • Norse Mythology:
      • Thor's hammer
      • Odin's staff
      • Freyja and the Brisingamen

I'm putting this in the discussion section just in case anyone wants an explanation and I'm no longer around to explain.
Ghilz
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12:38:19 PM Aug 25th 2010
Swapped the image as per discussion
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