Resident Evil 8 Village Puzzle Crests: Meaning, Symbolism & More
Well hello, again friends and Resident Evil fans, Vlad here with a new Resident Evil Village trailer breakdown in which we talk symbols, secrets, and puzzles.
I said symbols because today we will cover not one but 4 Resident Evil 8 Village symbols that we can spot in the announcement trailer.
Symbols that, will somehow shed even more light on my previous article about Umbrella Corporation.
Ok, so before we begin, in order to keep this video spoiler-free, whenever we talk about this logo we will still name it the Umbrella Corporation logo, although I believe that things are quite different.
Next, in my previous breakdown, we talked about one of the biggest secrets in the Resident Evil universe, a secret that I believe will be the main plot in Resident Evil Village. If you didn’t read it, then you should do so, especially because it will help you understand what we are about to cover in this video.
In fact, all of my Resident Evil Village breakdowns including the one about the mysterious symbol should make you question all other Resident Evil Village theories you have heard until now.
Good, so one last thing, let me thank you again for your support on all of my Resident Evil Village videos, because it means a lot and because I enjoy debating the upcoming Resident Evil video game with you on Twitter, Reddit and on YouTube.
Finally, for those of you who are new to my YouTube channel, my name is Vlad; I am from Romania and I live quite close to Transylvania; the region where Capcom will send us in the next Resident Evil game.
Resident Evil 8 Village Puzzle Crests
Alright, so let’s talk symbols or the four Resident Evil 8 Village crests you can spot only for a second in the video game’s announcement trailer.
After the game was announced, a lot of theories appeared on YouTube from various Youtubers.
Some of them are quite awesome while others are, well, quite far from everything. Now, these theories have several things in common.
The first one is what Resident Evil fans want to see, instead of what Resident Evil Village will most likely offer.
The second one is what Capcom wants fans to believe, instead of what they actually show in the trailer. Such as the mystery symbol everyone claims that it shows Mia’s baby.
We already discussed it and debunked that idea.
Third and finally is the poor research from some YouTubers, which is quite annoying at some point especially because some of them talk about my country’s folklore without, as I said in another video knowing where Romania is on the world map. If you don’t know, you may want to read my Resident Evil Village location breakdown.
These latter are not important though because no matter how bombastic their videos look on Youtube, they only denote a minimum level of culture.
Good, so back to our crests.
The common theory here was started by a lady YouTuber who keeps spreading fantasies about what they are. Based on what she wants them to be.
I don’t recall her channel name and it is actually not that important, but a lot of people dig the idea that the 4 symbols represent the crests of the founding members of Umbrella Corporation.
Okay, nothing wrong so far and if you think about it a bit it makes a lot of sense. Until you realize how stupid that idea is.
And if you are not a Resident Evil fan, then some research reveals that the theory of that young girl is plain stupid, to say the least. Why?
First, because the crests do not appear in the Resident Evil lore, not even once, and second because there are three Umbrella Corporation founding members and four crests in the image.
Now, some of you will say. Okay, maybe the fourth one will be revealed in Resident Evil Village. Okay, I can go with that, but what about the crests? In what game of the franchise did you see those sigils? None.
Then, while struggling to find these crests, following the idea that they may actually be related to the Umbrella Corporation founders, I realized how stupid I am for wasting my time following a theory that well, doesn’t come with a single proof behind it. Then I returned to my initial thought.
Resident Evil 8 Village Symbols
Although they look like crests or emblems they hide something way deeper. Now, let me pause my story a bit and remind you that what I am about to tell you next is related to my previous breakdown.
Ok then, so the crests or the Resident Evil Village medals if you want. From my country’s folklore I know two of these symbols.
Because that’s what they represent. Symbols and symbols have meanings. Let’s take them one by one.
Horsehead & Horseshoe
The horseshoe with the horse head inside.
Although it may be available in other countries as well, in Romania the horseshoe with a head inside represents luck, but its position in this picture is what gives this symbol’s meaning away because, in order to represent luck, the horseshoe must be placed just like you see it in the image. Think about a bucket.
The horsehead inside it is the actual luck and the position of the horseshoe is what is keeping the luck inside. If you turn it upside down, the luck will fall from it.
Sun & Moon
Next, we have the sun and moon which is also a common symbol.
It has meany meaning because we have two opposing astral elements, in one symbol. There are many interpretations especially for Goths but the common idea is that the sun and the moon or the day and night represent power and balance.
The moon which represents the feminine energy is put close to the sun which symbolizes the masculine power, resulting in the sun and moon symbol we can see in Resident Evil Village.
In Japanese culture, this symbol is commonly known as Ying and Yang.
Third, on the left side is what seems to be a fish, although I have no doubt friends that you already noticed that it is a mermaid. This one ruined my day because, well I actually started my research with it and I was looking for mermaid crests following false theories.
So, basically I have spent like 10 hours reading everything related to mermaid crests. Which was a mistake.
Then while moving to symbolism, instead of crests; everything became crystal clear, because the mermaid in most if not all cultures means two things: beauty and love.
From legends of the sailors falling in love with mermaids to recent times, everything connects this symbol to beauty and love.
Good, so what about the final one? Because I am pretty sure that most of you are trying to figure it out. I did too.
So let’s recap.
On the right side, we have power depicted by the sun and moon crest. Next, we have the horseshoe and horse head crest which depicts luck. Third, we have a mermaid that means beauty and love.
So what is missing? Some of you will say wealth, but actually wealth comes as a result after you combine other factors.
Well, I believe knowledge is the answer that we are looking for. It is one of the four major characteristics that humanity is based on, and what every single person is looking to have.
Luck, beauty power, and knowledge. All of them placed around the umbrella corporation logo.
Ok, so what is the blurred image? If we take a closer look and if we zoom in a lot we can see something that looks like a shield, with some sort of a pin inside.
It could be a sword or a hand.
But I believe it is a key and that key is placed in a book. But not any type of book. A Wiccan tome, an old medieval book with metal edges like this one.
The connection between them is evident, and again the Tarot tells us that a key is almost every time connected with secrets.
Keys open locks, which grant access, but combined with a book, the key represents knowledge.
Why using the Tarot again? Because it offers a lot of answers when it comes to witchcraft, pagan rituals, and because they are still used in Romania as I have already mentioned in my previous breakdowns.
Remember the goat heads and the truce tarot card.
Resident Evil 8 Village Puzzle Position
Before we wrap this up; one last thing we need to observe is how these crests are placed in the image. Notice that they form a cross, and in the middle, we have the Umbrella Corporation.
To understand why they are placed like this, reading my previous breakdown is mandatory because the way they are positioned in this image only confirms what I have revealed earlier this week.
So, let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below, and don’t forget to also check all details about the Resident Evil Village castle we need to explore. And also the one that we are going to visit at the end of the summer; in a Livestream that will be quite unique.
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