Osteographia, or The anatomy of the bones
William Cheselden (19 Oct 1688 – 10 Apr 1752) wrote/paint it in a book. It’s called plate 36 (XXXVI).
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Praying Skeleton Logo
Cirith Ungol is founded in 1972.
The praying skeleton logo is our own design, dating back to around 1977.
– Greg Lindstrom
Eternal Flames: Who drew the praying skeletons?
They were something Greg came up with. We liked them and they stayed as our logo
– Robert Garven
This is the most common logo since 2003. It has been adapted by Falcon.
Dig the cool reverse “Cirith Falcon” logo!
Perry Grayson, 09 Nov 2003
This has covering Black Oath.
Old text, 2015:
What does this band have to do with Cirith Ungol? Probably nothing.
It’s a 7″ vinyl single by Italian doom metal band Black Oath. Released on Horror Records, 2010. The cover is quite interesting as it’s undeniable a Cirith Ungol-tribute. But the band don’t make any mention of Ungol at their website at all as far as I can see. I don’t own the record so I can’t tell whether they’re mentioned anywhere on the record or in the sleeve notes.
This has covering Prophets of Rage.
A T-shirt, a Minimum Syndicat (band) and probably many others.
The similar is that the Cross of the eight-point cross-stone ceremony. It is a symbol of revival and is similar to the Greek word “XI” (the capital letter of the word Christ). But here is nothing to do with Cirith Ungol.
Chaos Star, Wheel of Fate, Symbol of Chaos
Next to the praying skeletons CU use the symbol of the chaos star. What’s behind that? Can you tell us anything about this symbol? Nowhere at all we found any information about the sign of the chaos star … (Other bands we found using the sign of the chaos stars on their LPs/logos etc. are Bolt Thrower and Sepultura…)
In the Moorcock books the CHAOS sign is described as a symbol with many arrows pointing in all directions symbolizing the many possibilities of CHAOS! The symbol of LAW was one arrow pointing up. We liked the idea of CHAOS and I designed the logo based on my readings of the book.
We had a gigantic praying skeleton logo backdrop and sometimes the glowing Wheel of Fate logo off our album.
Wheel of Fate logo and Chaos Star, is the same or different? Here is Symbol of Chaos.
“Patrick Lysaght” his own star logo.
The Lamp of Thoth has it’s own star logo. Also this covering Frost and Fire.
FROST & FIRE
Originally Performed by
His own “Simon Iff?” aka “The Overtly Melancholic Lord Strange”.
Then I designed the logo of the band. It was an inverted cross set against the Chaos sphere symbol, and in-between the arrows were flowers. I had first seen this on the albums of one of my favourite bands Cirith Ungol. They had used it because of their fascination with Moorcock’s Elric. I wanted to use it because the inverted cross was supposed to symbolise mankind’s fall into matter; the symbol was the chaos which ensued from this union and the flower’s beauty which was the product of it.
There was a record label from 1957. But no Cirith Ungol.
They took their name from the place Cirith Ungol in J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. The name Cirith Ungol is Elvish and means “Pass of the Spider”.
The “Cirith Ungol” is name of three alternatives:
- Cirith Ungol, the Elvish and means “Pass of the Spider”.
- Cirith Ungol, the Metal band.
- Cirith Ungol, the Metal song.
The picture is part of one of the flyers that had the original Cirith Ungol logo. The original CU logo was designed by Rob Garven, who was a graphic illustrator.
Do you have this font above or another font(s)?
Hook and Cross
Some of them had Saturn crosses stuck in, like in BÖC’s logo.
The hook-and-cross logo was designed by Bill Gawlik in January 1972. In Greek mythology, “… the hook-and-cross symbol is that of Kronos (Cronus), the king of the Titans and father of Zeus … and is the alchemical symbol for lead (a heavy metal), one of the heaviest of metals.” The hook-and-cross symbol also resembled the astrological symbol for Saturn, the Roman god of agriculture, and the sickle, which is associated with both Kronos (Cronus) and Saturn (both the planet and the Roman god). The logo’s “… metaphysical, alchemical and mythological connotations, combined with its similarity to some religious symbols gave it a flair of decadence and mystery …”. Wikipedia.
Mountain and Pyramid
See mountain and pyramid.