File:Kajira-kef.png

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One artistic rendering of the Kajira "kef" symbol (or "staff and fronds") of John Norman's fictional "Gor", based on the following descriptions in Norman's series of Gor books:

  • Book 11 (chapter 3) - "a stem with floral, cursive loops"
  • Book 14 (chapter 4) - "a straight line, rather severe" and "adjacent to it, to its right, two fronds, curled and graceful"; "the design also bears a remote resemblance to the English letter 'K'."
  • Book 22 (chapter 5) - "a vertical bar, a rather strict one, with two curling, frond-like extensions, rather near its base"
  • Book 13 (chapter 1) - "a staff" (of "uncompromising severity") with "two, upturned, frond-like curls, joined where they touch the staff on its right"; "bears a distant resemblance to the printed letter 'K' in several of the Western alphabets of Earth"; is "more floral" with "extended, upturned, frond-like curls", than a "common cursive [letter] Kef"
  • "7th Letter" (Norman Invasions) - "...it reminds one of a cursive 'k' without the closure of the loop."
  • Book 14 (chapter 8) - painted in red when used as a separate symbol
  • Book 11 (chapters 3, 11, and 26), book 13 (chapter 1), book 19 (chapter 3) - height is about three times width. (Note: In the image here, the symbol is shown as only about 2 1/2 times higher than it is wide. Versions of this symbol with 1:3 aspect ratio can be seen at Image:Gorean-brands-kefs-dinas.png, while vector versions with both 1:2½ and 1:3 aspect ratios can be found here: [1])

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Licensing

By AnonMoos, released to public domain (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Kajira-kef.png and/or File:Kajira-kef.svg on Wikimedia Commons ).

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File history

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current04:43, 28 August 2008Thumbnail for version as of 04:43, 28 August 2008163 × 376 (2 KB)AnonMoos (Talk | contribs)reuploading image because of problems...
03:10, 4 August 2008Thumbnail for version as of 03:10, 4 August 2008163 × 376 (2 KB)AnonMoos (Talk | contribs)further minor tweaking...
09:57, 31 July 2008Thumbnail for version as of 09:57, 31 July 2008163 × 376 (2 KB)AnonMoos (Talk | contribs)improved image
02:38, 17 October 2006Thumbnail for version as of 02:38, 17 October 2006163 × 376 (2 KB)AnonMoos (Talk | contribs)Increased size of floral terminations on fronds
16:10, 16 September 2006Thumbnail for version as of 16:10, 16 September 2006162 × 375 (2 KB)Balzac (Talk | contribs)One artistic rendering of the Kajira "kef" symbol (or "staff and fronds") of John Norman's fictional "Gor", based on the following descriptions in Norman's series of Gor books: *Book 11 (chapter 3) - "a stem with floral, cursive loops" *Book 14 (chap

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