Just write what those things symbolize in-world. For things like colors and body parts (which are a class of symbols), pick a few and tell what they symbolize (e.g. in modern Western culture, black is the color of death, red is associated with aggression, the heart is associated with emotion, etc.).
I'm going through and updating all the prompts that I can. It's really interesting to see how my ideas have changed since I first started this challenge.
It is rather sad to see so little activity in the challenge since what I got out of it has been incredibly useful.
It seems that the writing section of Gaia in general has slowed down considerably. It's a shame, cause I used to spend a lot of time here, and now I just... don't. sweatdrop
Hello. I'm confused about what we're supposed to write in the symbolism subsection under the philosophy section, particularly the first part. Can someone give me an example of what to do?
(I apologize if this was asked already. I tried skimming several of the pages to see if it was already clarified but my screen kept freezing up for some reason.)
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With the symbolism questions, another way of phrasing things might be, "What do the following symbolize in your world."
For example if I were talking about Western culture I might answer:
Black = Death, disease, evil
White = Purity, goodness
Red = Anger, Passion, Violence
Foot = oppression (to step on someone)
Hand = usefulness (handiness); when in a fist often symbolizes power
Eyes = Surveillance
Things that symbolize wisdom might be: Owls, old crones, wizard hats
Many cultures have different ideas of what the above symbolize, and sometimes they symbolize opposite things in the same culture, such as Green representing both nature and biohazards. You might also want to think up actual symbols that might be used to represent one thing or another. You can interpret the prompt as broadly as you like. It also helps to think about why a symbol comes to mean one thing or another.