The Hubpages Logo- Its Deeper Meaning
I may not be a famous author (yet!) like Dan Brown of Da Vinci Code fame but we do have a least one thing in common and that is a fascination of symbols. So let me pose you a question, what do Hubpages, the United States Department of Transportation the Isle of Man and Star Trek all have in common? The answer is the triskelion.
So what you may ask is a triskelion. It is an ancient Celtic symbol which is often reproduced with three legs or limbs or spirals. The symbol has to have a three fold rotational symmetry but no dissecting lines of symmetry. The picture reproduced above is the Manx triskelion which is constructed from three spurred armoured legs joined together.
If you now look at the Hubpages logo you can see that ignoring the different colors the logo has a three fold symmetry without any dissecting line of symmetry. The seal of the Department of Transportation is constructed from three commas and also fits these criteria. The Star Trek link is a bit of a red herring. There is an episode called “The Gamesters of Triskelion” from the second season of the original (and best) Star Trek series.
So now to look a little deeper in to the meanings which have been attributed to this symbol. Three is a number which is considered to be a number of good fortune and it is also linked to creative power and growth. Because of the link to the number three the symbol has become associated with almost anything that has a threefold representation and a lot of these associations have a continuity or a cycle to them such as
Land, sea and sky
Mind Body and Soul
Past Present and Future
Birth life and death
The three trimesters of pregnancy
The three phases of the moon
Given that Hubpages was set up by three men, Paul Edmondson, Jay Reitz and Paul Deeds and the purpose for which Hubpages was set up a logo linked to the power of three, good fortune and creative power and growth could not have been more appropriate.
Was this by design or by accident?
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