The following symbols in Teyvat are prominent icons, motifs, and symbols that recur throughout the world of Teyvat.
In some cases, they predate the seven nations and are used to represent the ancient civilizations that predate the rise of The Seven.
The triquetra is a symbol that, in real-life, has been used throughout the world since ancient times. While the original intent of the symbol has been lost to time, it has been used to symbolize the triple goddesses, the Holy Trinity, and other threefold concepts. (For additional information, see Triquetra on Wikipedia.)
Similarly, in Teyvat, it appears on several notable items, but its meaning and usage is indeterminate. The traditional triquetra (with one arc on top and the other two on the bottom left and right sides) appears on the Mora, as well as on the doors to Domain entrances.
An upside-down version appears on Paimon's clothing and on a few abilities related to Tartaglia, such as Havoc: Obliteration and the Riptide status inflicted by it. Notably, Tartaglia's triquetra also doubles up as a variant of the Fatui symbol with one knot removed (see the Solomon's knot section for details).
On rare occasions, double triquetras can be found. Before unlocking the Spiral Abyss at Adventure Rank 20, the gateway is sealed by a large upside-down triquetra inlaid with a smaller upright triquetra. Kaeya's Talent Glacial Heart features a large upright triquetra with a smaller inverted triquetra.
Upright Triquetra Examples
Upside-Down Triquetra Examples
Double Triquetra Examples
Like the triquetra, Solomon's knot is an ancient symbol that has been used by various cultures across the world and is known by various names. Its common English name derives from the Biblical King Solomon, who was known for his wisdom. It consists of four knots, typically with oval, rectangular, or triangular endings.
Across Teyvat, Solomon's knots can be seen above most Domain entrance doorways, as well as platforms such as Rhodeia of Loch's battleground. Several different mechanisms, such as the cubical devices found in certain domains and ruins as well as the Lightning Strike Probe, also feature Solomon's knots.
In Liyue, the bases of the two Teleport Waypoints in Liyue Harbor depict Solomon's knots; these bases are unique to those two Waypoints and cannot be found at any other Waypoint. Geo Lamps have Solomon's knots along the bulbous end of the lamp, which light up after the lamp is activated. Promotional art for the Liyue Chapter featured the Mora triquetra and square-ended Solomon's knots quite prominently in the background, in a building resembling the Golden House. However, the in-game Golden House does not depict Solomon's knots.
In Inazuma, Lightning Strike Probes depict Solomon's knots.
The Fatui symbol, while lacking the "knot" aspect due to their symbol being filled in, takes on the general four-sided arcing shape seen in a triangular Solomon's knot.
The triskelion is yet another ancient symbol that is often linked to the triquetra. It is a motif consisting of a triple spiral exhibiting rotational symmetry. In real life, it typically uses either triple spirals or three legs; in Teyvat, only the triple spiral version has been seen thus far.
In Teyvat, the triskelion has most notably been used as a motif within domains, on the wall behind the Irminsul trees. It can also be found on Ruins Torch platforms after obtaining the chest. Looking closely during Osial's awakening cutscene in Turning Point shows a triskelion along its body. The shards of the Skyfrost Nail also contain a triskelion inside their orbs.
The four-pointed star (unofficial name), also referred as the Khaenri'ah star, the Primogem star, or simply the star, is a recurring astroid or isotoxal star that is most commonly associated with Primogems.
This motif is a recurring symbol on characters' clothing. Notably, Kaeya and Dainsleif's pupils take the shape of a four-pointed star, while the shape can be found on Albedo's neck between his collarbones. This symbol is also prominently used in association with the Traveler. The Traveler's Element alignment symbol is based on the four-pointed star and the symbol for Act We Will Be Reunited features two four-pointed stars, referring to the twin travelers.
This symbol can also be found in various icons, such as those that appear when claiming completed items from crafting, forging, and furnishing creation. The Treasure Hoarders' logo also has a four-pointed star surrounded by a ravenwing motif.
The celestial motif (unofficial name) is a recurring design that typically appears on objects related to Celestia. It is a semi-circular accent that typically appears in sets of three or five "petals": one large petal in the center, with one or two smaller ones to either side.
Domain seals (unofficial name) are used to seal away domains that are associated with gods of old. So far, these seals only appear on the ground. They comprise the floor of Decarabian's Tower in Stormterror's Lair, and are used to seal away Hidden Palace of Guizang Formula at Luhua Pool (which includes Guizhong's domain, the Realm of Clouds) and Havria's domain in Sal Terrae.
Venti's Wind Domain created by his Elemental Skill, Skyward Sonnet, uses a simplified version of the ground seal pattern and includes his Anemo elemental symbol. In his Character Demo, he is also depicted with the full version.
- Mondstadt's Culture - Designs, Motifs, and Symbols
- Liyue's Culture - Designs, Motifs, and Symbols
- Inazuma's Culture - Designs, Motifs, and Symbols
- Snezhnaya's Culture - Designs, Motifs, and Symbols