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This page includes a set of images of the complex circular glyphs that appear throughout Final Fantasy X. These glyphs appear at their respective temples, most appear within the Baaj Temple and appear during the summonings of Aeons. I was wondering if these images came from an artbook and if so, which one? They seem too perfect to be fan-made. Hakurei18 03:34, December 30, 2010 (UTC)Hakurei18

They're all listed in the Ultimania, although the Ultimania refers to them by Aeon, not by temple. Not that there's much of a difference in practice. Espritduo 18:56, June 7, 2012 (UTC)

Glyph/Sphere contradiction in the Bevelle and Zanarkand Cloister of TrialsEdit

I don't know if the Ultimania sheds light on this issue, maybe it's trivia worthy, but there is actually an contradiction with the glyphs and the cloisters of trials going on.
The thing is that every temple in Spira has a glyph associated with it that is also seen in the mandala (or seal) of the summon. For Besaid and Bevelle this is actually the same glyph, "Nothing", because both summons' overdrive deal non-elemental damage. This is also reinforced in Baaj where every mandala lights up with the respective sphere, Besaid and Bevelle get both a "Nothing" glyph while Zanarkand gets the "Light" glpyh.
The problem is that during both the trials of Bevelle and Zanarkand the Bevelle sphere spots the "Light" glyph. My guess is that this happenend mainly for gameplay reasons, because it would be confusing to have the same sphere two times during the puzzle even if it's called different. What do you think?
On a side note: Both on the Bahamut and the Language page it's stated that Bahamut is associated with Light while that's cleary not shown in the game. Where is this information coming from? --ShardofTruth (talk) 17:39, April 15, 2014 (UTC)

Bahamut emerges from the glyph of "Light" when summoned. It appears in the clouds and then Bahamut bursts through it to Yuna's side.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 21:00, April 15, 2014 (UTC)
That's the point, it actually doesn't appear in the clouds. This is the summon seal for Bahamut while this is the Zanarkand seal with the "light" glyph in it. --ShardofTruth (talk) 07:00, April 16, 2014 (UTC)
Huh. Guess they look a little bit similar. No summon uses "Light" when summoned, then (it might be the glyph of a Final Aeon)? I guess it was mistakenly associated with Bahamut because of the Cloister of Trials stuff you mentioned.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 11:00, April 16, 2014 (UTC)

Bevelle Sphere Edit

The Bevelle Spheres (seen here) are definitely a bright blue. Is it possible the "Baaj" and Bevelle Spheres got switched somehow?(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ (ಠ_ೃ)Bully! 02:55, February 16, 2016 (UTC)

Hmm, only the "Macalania temple sphere" in the gallery is that blue. I don't remember yellow spheres appearing at all actually, but then it's been ages since I played. These sphere files were extracted from the game and their descriptions are maybe our best guesses here.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 01:17, February 18, 2016 (UTC)
In that case, could the Bevelle Sphere be the same as the Besaid Sphere? This could be checked pretty easily at Baaj Temple. For that matter, the Zanarkand Sphere (only appearing at Baaj) is missing from this. It would explain the mixup.(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ (ಠ_ೃ)Bully! 19:07, February 18, 2016 (UTC)
I checked for myself, and yeah, Besaid and Bevelle have the same letter, with the only difference being what shade the sphere glows. The yellow sphere is Zanarkand's. Although, it sounds like from Shard's discussion above that there is another version of Bevelle that has Zanarkand's symbol, but is still blue. Weird.(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ (ಠ_ೃ)Bully! 19:37, February 18, 2016 (UTC)
Maybe whoever in the Cloister of Trials project for the game was not so well versed with the aeon mythology. XP Also considering we never found where the "dark" sphere appears if at all. Thanks though! So Valefor and Bahamut are both "light" symbol. Guess it fits: non-elemental, flying.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 00:25, February 19, 2016 (UTC)

Okay, rewatched it. Bevelle temple uses the zanarkand sphere, and glows blue. Baaj temple uses the besaid sphere, and glows blue. Meanwhile, baaj represents zanarkand with a zanarkand sphere, glowing yellow and besaid with a besaid sphere, glowing violet. The actual spheres underneath are the same, all that changes are the visual glow effects. Since the zanarkand-bevelle sphere is the one that does the bevelle effects, its description should be under that one, but we should also have a note explaining that it is a mistake.

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