In which I talk about:


A lot more pictures than text in this one; just wanted to explore some symbolism that’s surfaced recently.

So I’m sure you know by now that Caliborn’s Zodiac is Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer:


And you may also know that Calliope’s is Aesculapius, the Healer, who wields a staff with a snake entwined around it (snakes are prolific symbols of both poison and healing):


Additionally, we can now associate snakes with UROBUROS itself, thanks to the subtle flashes of the Auryn during Jane’s alchemisation, giving us this:


Two snakes wrapped around each other in an endless cycle of destruction and creation. Ok, cool.

Did you also know that the rod of Aesculapius is a symbol of modern medicine, but is sometimes confused with Caduceus?


According to the Zodiac symbols, Caliborn and his snake are locked in an endless struggle of tangling and untangling, while Calliope’s snake is tame and represents a master healer. What made me want to make a post about this, though, is how Caduceus has two snakes and something quite akin to angel wings. If trolls get insect wings at God Tier, what sort of wings might Cherubs get?


That’s Archangel Michael with a pair of Cherubim protecting the gates to the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve (two siblings to represent Uu, or (possibly more likely) a more general symbol for mankind?) were tempted by yet another snake.

On a slightly related note (maybe?), Caliburn is another name for Excalibur, King Arthur’s sword, also known as Caledfwlch, which as we all know is the Legendary Piece of Shit that Dave, our Knight, removed from its stone and broke in the process. Now that Caliborn is in possession of Lil’ Cal, it seems that all of the ‘Cal-’s that have been introduced are being drawn together, although don’t quote me on that.

My first thought of Auryn causing Jane to Trickster Mode was that Auryn represents the link between the real world and Fantastica. This is the first time Trickster mode has been shown in canon, so that would lead me to believe that some other sort of reality is starting to interfere. Maybe it’s leading up to Hussie directly interfering with the story again. Anyone remember what happened to the Robot version of Jack Noir?

Also, Trickster Mode is a glitch (supposedly). Lord English can only be killed by glitches.

I would have written more, but it’s 2am and I honestly don’t know what all this means. It could all just be a nice set of links to mythology and symbolism. It could even just be coincidence.

@1 year ago with 49 notes
#upd8 #homestuck #homestuck update #homestuck theories #trickster mode 
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    And Calliope is Caliborn! Well, not anymore with the alpha Caliborn, but at least they started off with the same body....
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    Asclepius IS Ophiuchus - he’s who the constellation represents.
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