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I made that into a clay pendant when I was 18 because my book of magical amulets had it. You can rearrange the letters into a cross of "A PATERNOSTER O". It's thought that one possible translation of it is "Sator the reaper sows the seeds with care".
How the fuck did I remember all of that from 30 years ago.
Sometimes my memory freaks me out.
@space_cadet paternoster strikes me as a stretch- it imagines secret christians passing messages around centuries before jesus was born
@space_cadet the other way to interpret “sator” is “seeder/tiller/farmee” - the proto indo european root is “to fill”
Cool, well anyway FYI it makes a sexy enigmatic clay pendant
Chicks dig it
Especially with a bit of silver antiquing glaze
And braided round black leather cord
It's a conversation starter at parties
Just look for the goth witchy looking babes drinking red wine from goblets
Complement them on their pentagram tattoos and their tiny glass phial earrings with coloured liquids inside
They will ask you about your pendant and the rest is up to you
Well that was my theory anyway...
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