I'm looking to get a tattoo of the gate depicted in episode 63, but I don't know what it is that I'm looking for. I know that there are two gates, and one of them is "The Tree of Life".

I'm looking for the other one, depicted in this screenshot from episode 63 at 16:46:

Adonai gate two

What is depicted on the second gate?


There are three different gates in all.

The first one (Ed's) is the so called "tree of life" described in this question.

The gate you are looking for is the second gate (Al's), which is the European Alchemical scheme depicted in George Ripley's Marrow of Alchemy, based off the Kabbalah's Tree of Life and Kundalini's chakra system, which is probably derived from Samuel Norton's Catholicon Physicorum.

marrow of alchemy

Another gate

Al's Gate

The third gate ("Truth's"/Mustang's) does not appear to be derived from known alchemy symbology from real life, but it share's similarities (two intersecting triangles) to the tattoo on Riza's back, which is related to Flame Alchemy.

mustang's gate?

riza's tattoo

third gate


Mustangs door is from his flame alchemy which is also the seal of solomonenter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here

  • While this is a good answer to a question, it does not actually answer this question.
    – Allison C
    Jan 22 '19 at 17:01

As people before me have already stated; Al's gate is from The Marrow of Alchemy. If I remember correctly, the symbol represents purification, and it is believed that the only way to obtain total purification is to get rid oneself of their physical body (something Al is pretty familiar with).

Roy's gate is a lot more complicated than that. Yes, parts of his gate are shown on Riza's tattoo; however the parts on his gate do not represent flame alchemy as many people believe, but instead the sun and the serpents represent something called the marriage of the Red King and White Queen. Basically Roy and Riza's relationship is an analogy for the Red King and White Queen.

It's a little complicated, but here's a YouTube video where I go a bit more into depth about Roy's gate.

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