Talk:Corona Radiata

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Has anyone noticed that the red line in the album art image almost represents a needle going into the egg? Robertwalthall 02:41, 6 May 2008 (PDT)

Or blood. It could represent a number of things, actually, and can be interpreted in numerous ways.--leo3375 09:22, 6 May 2008 (PDT)

Corona Radiata is also a term used in nuero science, basically its part of the brain. Honestmistake 06:00, 8 May 2008 (PDT)

It strikes me as perhaps being more important for its literal meaning "radiant crown" A radiant crown is often symbolic of freedom and enlightenment (think statue of liberty) This phrase is similar enough (at least to me) that it would not be pushing it to associate it with a halo (a crown of light) and looking at the cover art it could easily be a representation of a broken halo? I don't want to read too much into that at the moment (not least cos I am new here) but it does seem to link in very well with Light in the sky and I do think its a stronger connection than the above egg theory. Honestmistake 06:13, 8 May 2008 (PDT)

If you listen really close to the end, the screams sound like an overlap of cats, babies crying, and people screaming. Aeontriad

I, too, have similar misgivings about the page narrowly defining (and with certainty implied) that the use of corona radiata in embryology is the meaning. As Honestmistake mentions, another medical use is in Neuroanatomy to label a part of the brain. In addition, a third medical use is to describe tumors in Radiology. I'm sure there are even more modern health/medicine uses that could be found (because they like Latin).

If one were to go beyond the Latin translation and into the multiple and varied uses, I'd say look to symbolic uses, not medical uses.

In circles devoted to coin collecting and shields/crests: corona radiata is used to describe rayed crowns (the precise Latin translation). It is actually quite a common symbol in these circles.

According to the Romans: The corona radiata, representing rays of light as though from the heavenly nature within, was reserved for gods, deified heroes, and emperors who wished to advertise their own godhead.

The reason for these multiple uses is because of the Latin meaning of the words. With full disclosure and use of the Latin words/phrase, it's a stretch of the imagination to think embryology's applied use was intended.

-Bwary 04:18, 10 May 2008 (PDT)

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