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It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Cut-Out Symbolic Shogi Pieces. Make your own Shogi set.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2003-08-20 UTC
As I mentioned on this page, I borrowed the symbols for the Gold and Silver Generals from alchemy, which used the sun symbol for gold and the moon symbol for silver. Well, I learned today, or yesterday as I now write, that this association wasn't limited to the Old World. While reading Ignatius Donnelly's <I>Atlantis: The Antediluvian World</I>, I came across this curious bit of information: 'The Peruvians called gold the tears of the sun: it was sacred to the sun, as silver was to the moon'(113).