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I'm not sure whether this question will make sense or not but what is the symbolism or meaning behind the logos or symbols that are associated with the walls of Maria, Rose & Sina?

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Are they suppose to represent the current King or are they some sort of recognizement of some past Kings and Queens in AOT in the last 100 years? What are the logos suppose to mean? Who is in them? If its not a person, is it suppose to represent or show how humans have managed to survive from titans in 100 years?

I haven't watched the anime in a while so whether it was revealed or not (I am not sure) however I am pretty sure they didn't address it. Does anyone know?

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I don't know much about Shingeki no Kyojin but could they be Catholic Saints? I'm quite sure Maria and Rose are names to Saints, and i found this link talking about a Saint Sina, could be that the walls were built by Catholics and they named them after well known Saints – Memor-X Jul 7 '14 at 3:41
I would guess those are Maria, Rose, and Sina. – Killua Jul 7 '14 at 4:17
@キルア- I don't understand. People are they? – Izumi-reiLuLu Jul 7 '14 at 4:22
@アズーサ lol, I'm just being a smartass. I'm pretty sure those are who the icons represent, but the story has not revealed who they are. (Thus why it's not an answer.) – Killua Jul 7 '14 at 4:42
I think that my mom told me that it meant: "Maria, the rose without spears"... "Sine" means "without" in Latin but idk. – user13838 Apr 10 '15 at 13:17

Until chapter 69, there has not been any mention yet of who Maria, Rose and Sina are in-universe. Neither has there been any explanation from the author as to who they supposedly represent. Though I have found this interesting interpretation as to what they might mean by kcwhitmore and gettingfitandstayingthere written on the snkconspiracytheories tumbler page. You can read it here or below.

First of all we have Wall Sina. The heartland of the civilization, the interior is an idyllic place, almost utopian in its bliss. This is accordance with the name ‘Sina’ which in fact means blessed. The reader/watcher was provided with a view into this blessed world when shown Pixis’ interactions with the government official. There was wine and food in abundance; beautiful rooms, buildings, and surroundings. This is in direct contrast to the outer most wall: Maria.

Even pre-attack, the interior of Wall Maria boasted none of the lavishness of the interior of Sina. This land was the outskirts of human domain with a scarce amount of food and other natural resources. The nature of this interior is reflected in the wall’s name; Maria means ‘bitter’. There is a decided bitterness to the life style within Wall Maria. Eren, Mikasa, and Armin did not grow up in a blessed land.

On top of that, Wall Maria was demolished by the Colossal Titan and the Armored Titan surged through the gape to break entry into the interior as a whole. This provided the titans with entry into the interior of Maria, forcing the humans back; decidedly dislodging their control in that land. This reflects the second definition of Maria, which is ‘rebellion’.

Finally we have Wall Rose. ‘Rose’ is a symbol for innocence, youth, and love. It is also the token symbol of many Great Goddesses, including Aphrodite. This love and youth and innocence is seen in Eren’s blissful ignorance as he declares the counterattack to have begun. For five years they lived in a tentative peace after the fall of Wall Maria. But that innocence was shattered by the appearance of the Colossal Titan once more.

The duality of a rose’s natures should also be considered when thinking of the Wall’s names. Rose’s though symbols of beauties are also dangerous because of their thorns. The walls as a whole function in this same regard. They protect the people, but they also keep them caged. There is a harshness to them despite the sanctuary they provide.

Overall the walls are, especially as considered by Wallists, three goddesses. These goddesses show truths of the world: there is bitterness (Maria) and blessedness (Sina)—a harsh duality (Rose) of the black and white society that are separated by the walls.

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Did they say anything about what language which results in the translation of Sina and Maria? – nhahtdh May 28 '15 at 16:24
They didn't say, so I did some looking. There is one website ('') that claims 'Sina' is Latin for 'Blessed.' There is nothing to actually verify this, and a Google Translate check showed that Sina is actually Latin for 'China.' There are no other definitive name meanings I can find anywhere else, it is all user submitted. [continued] – guildsbounty Apr 29 at 13:14
Additionally, the original meaning of 'Maria' which traces back to ancient Greece and Israel has been lost. There are several theories on the name which range from "sea of bitterness" and "rebelliousness" to assuming it is originally ancient Egyptian, derived from 'Myr' which means "Beloved." So, there is no clear, definitive answer as to what those two names actually mean. – guildsbounty Apr 29 at 13:16

As stated in the first chapter, they (humanity) built those walls over a century and have lived in them during that time. At this point in the series, there hasn't been any declaration about the wall's symbols (to my knowledge). We can only speculate, but keep in mind the fact that the walls are old and the people depicted in their emblems quite possibly have the same antiquity.

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As we know, the Walls are filled with Titans, the ending credits of the Female Titan arc confirm this. We also know that the coordinate ability, which has been passed down through generations of the Riess family, gives the possessor the ability to control both Humans and Titans to various degrees. Given theses facts, I surmise that the three goddesses were in fact three human women, who, in deference to the interests of the kingdom (we also know from the same ending credits that the coordinate is the subject of a war between two opposing kingdoms), used the coordinate to force vast numbers of their subjects to become colossal class Titans, stand in formation, and then simultaneously invoke their hardening ability to both form, and trap themselves within the walls. The resultant walls were then named according to the person who orchestrated each specific iteration, and through the passage of time, short memory of the human race, and obvious manipulations of collective memory through the coordinate ability, the Goddesses are born

That's what I think anyway, I'm looking forward to finding out what the writers came up with

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They are deities. That's why they are prayed by the people inside the walls. Some humans believe that the walls were made by a god and are protected by these three deities.

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