Some North African cultures worshipped the sun, here represented as Pa, the eightfold way FSM
. In this mythology Pa originated from an earlier FSM tesselation
which broke apart, and after a period of inflation left behind the sun and stars with each having dominion over a region of space. The fused elements of the octet are inseperable and indistinguishable, but the eight flavor
s are sometimes segregated during rains when Pa is visible.
Some speculate that prehistoric Native Americans (Ancestral Puebloans
) also maintained Pastafarian traditions based on similarities of iconography (see, for example, the Zia sun symbol
, which represents "perfect friendship among united cultures"). This is disputed, as a link in culture would most likely have required migration between the African and American continents long before ocean going pirate ships are known to exist.Download
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I found the basic motif of this tiling in a cyclic block replacement L-system
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