You Died Symbol Reference: Souls, Tomoe, Magatama
You Died features this souls symbol.
It corresponds to the initial U. The same symbol-initial-pairing is used in Abyssal Archive. The full list is available in the symbol substitution table.
The souls symbol is a variation of the common Japanese Tomoe symbol (which translates to “comma”).
Tomoe can be found in the real world as well as in media. Examples featured here are (clock-wise) jade beads, the Dark Souls Lordvessel, a horse statue, Okami, Zelda Tears of the Kingdom and the Dark Souls user interface.
The comma shape itself is an ancient Japanese symbol originating with magatama, comma-shaped beads, that appeared in prehistoric Japan. Magatama are symbolic of the shape of the soul and thus represent souls in the Dark Souls user interface.
|Magatama, dating from Jōmon period to 8th century (source)