The PODGE of the Sacred Chao is symbolized as THE GOLDEN APPLE OF
DISCORDIA, which represents the Eristic Principle of Disorder. The
writing on it, _kallisti,_ is Greek for "to the prettiest one" and
refers to an old myth about the Goddess. But the Greeks had only a
limited understanding of Disorder, and thought it to be a negative
[Illustration: a The PENTAGON represents the Aneristic
stylized pentagon Principle of Order and symbolizes the HODGE.
with a "5" in the The Pentagon has several references; for one,
center] it can be taken to represent geometry, one of
the earliest studies of formal order to reach
elaborate development;* for another, it specifically accords with THE
LAW OF FIVES.
THE TRUTH IS FIVE BUT MEN HAVE ONLY ONE NAME FOR IT.
-- Patamunzo Lingananda
It is also the shape of the United States Military Headquarters, the
Pnetagon Building, a most pregnant manifestation of straightjacket
order resting on a firm foundation of chaos and constantly erupting
into dazzling disorder; and this building is one of our more cherished
Erisian Shrines. Also it so happens that in times of medieval magic,
the pentagon was the generic symbol for werewolves, but this reference
is not particularly intended and it should be noted that the Erisian
Movement does not discriminate against werewolves -- our membership
roster is open to persons of all races, national origins, and hobbies.
* The Greek geometrician Pythagorus, however, was not a typical
aneristic personality. He was what we call an EXPLODED ANERISTIC and
an AVATAR. We call him Archangle Pythagorus.
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