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Now that I think about it, DS' helmet kind of looks skull-like. But then again, it's meant to fit his skull.Latin for vanity, refers to a type of still life consisting of a collection of objects that symbolize death — the brevity of human life and the transience of earthly pleasures and achievements (e.g., a human skull, a mirror, and broken pottery).
The word is Latin, meaning "emptiness" and loosely translated corresponds to the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of vanity.
vanitas (Latin: ‘vanity’ or ‘emptiness’). A type of still-life picture depicting an object or collection of objects symbolizing the brevity of life and the transience of all earthly pleasures and achievements.
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Now that I think about it, DS' helmet kind of looks skull-like. But then again, it's meant to fit his skull.
Vanitas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And finally. The Oxford Dictionary of Art.
vanitas - FREE vanitas information | Encyclopedia.com: Oxford Dictionary of Art
I wouldn't doubt his name being Vanitas. BbS seems to have a pretty big Latin name thing going on. Well, for apprentices at least.
i give up, so many definitions,
haha for real...
"Are you depressed? Do you cry at random times during the night? Do you scream at white walls and High School Musical posters? If so, then you ask your doctor about perscription Vanitas. One pill and you'll be feeling happier than Lance Bass in an all boys school!"
It would be nice to have a solid definition....
The problem is that vanus means void/empty and it also means vain?