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Nine motif ideas

There are a lot of stories with characters, places, or events which represent the seven deadly sins, the signs of the zodiac, or the muses of Greek mythology.  If you want a motif that hasn’t been done to death, but isn’t impossibly obscure, here are some suggestions.

Note: a motif can be a single thing as well.  These are for if you want a motif including several different objects.

  • The four gospel authors (one of the few relatively unused biblical motifs)
  • Extant plays of Sophocles
  • The Orishas
  • Galaxies in the Local Group
  • Similarly, groups in the Virgo Supercluster
  • Geologic eras and periods
  • Chapters ofThe Art of War
  • Fur, feathers, scales, and skin
  • Legendary swords from various stories/cultures

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