items with magical properties that give depth to the
The works of
the series are tied together through the town called Silent Hill and the
long-standing religious tradition native to the region. As might be
expected from such prevalent themes as the otherworld, resurrection of
the dead, as well as occult elements and other phenomena, various
religious items such as charms and equipment used in rituals appear
widely in the games.
There are items that are referenced from various religions and
folklore and of course, there are original ones as well. These religious
items give a unique depth to the story. Let us examine this using a few
representatives. If one acquires more information on the subject, one
should be able to gain a deeper appreciation for the series.
| Halo of the Sun/Talisman
The two crests of the series are deceptively similar. On the talisman,
the seal that appears in the first game is inscribed.
The Halo of the Sun is
the crest of the religious organization. The difference between the two
seals has an important significance in the series.