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Master Time Spiral

A time spiral of urRu design

The Master Time Spiral was a highly elaborate symbol common in urSkek, urRu and Skeksis iconography, being present in urRu sand paintings and coats, and the floor of the Crystal Chamber. Its central triangle represented the union of three courses of time, with the triple reduced spirals indicating the appearance and eventual reunification of the urSkeks.[1]

UrRu time spirals were typically rendered via sand paintings and took several days to complete. The purpose behind a spiral was to provide ambiguous answers to problems occupying the mind of the creator, as well as controlling dreams, with each spiral representing an innovation of the power of the Crystal. Once a time spiral was completed, and an answer given, it was immediately swept away in order to release its power.[1]

Aughra was able to compose her own time spirals, and tried to find the song of Thra through one, but was unsuccessful, having accidentally sneezed on it.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Froud, B., (2003) The World of the Dark Crystal. Pavilion Books. pp. 54 & 57. ISBN 1-86205-624-2
  2. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "She Knows All the Secrets". Netflix. August 30, 2019
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