William Blake’s Song of Los 2
In this image, Los resting on a cloud, leans on his hammer, the symbol of his creative energy.
He stares down at the bright red sun that he has fashioned out of components of his own soul.
The sun represents the giver of life, that most fundamental of elements which keeps the world in balance and nurtures the development of all physical matter.
Definition of NIMBI
Nimbus \Nim”bus\, n.; pl. L. Nimbi, E. Nimbuses. [L., a rain storm, a rain cloud, the cloudshaped which enveloped the gods when they appeared on earth.]
1. (Fine Arts) A circle, or disk, or any indication of radiant light around the heads of divinities, saints, and sovereigns, upon medals, pictures, etc.; a halo.
Note: “The nimbus is of pagan origin.” “As an atribute of power, the nimbus is often seen attached to the heads of evil spirits.” –Fairholl.
From: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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