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Penz
Posted: Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:01:17 AM

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In Justice League.

Queen of Amazon says:
"Show her the daRkness before the daylight of history. "


Daylight of history.

What does it mean?
thar
Posted: Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:21:05 AM

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You have to work that out. We don't have context. The meanings are exactly as the words say

darkness (not clear, you change the quote from the title, and it makes no sense with 'day' before 'daylight') - a bad time, fear, troubles, uncertainty, pain

daylight (a good thing, the ending of night)
history (big important things that happen)

I have no idea what this means here, but you have the context.

But there is an adage in English

it is always darkest just before the dawn.

(or similar versions).
ie things seem black now, but they will soon get better.


Quote:
The English theologian and historian Thomas Fuller appears to be the first person to commit the notion that 'the darkest hour is just before the dawn' to print. His religious travelogue A Pisgah-Sight Of Palestine And The Confines Thereof, 1650, contains this view: It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.

Penz
Posted: Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:59:07 AM

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It's night time, she is firing a arrow to another place.
By darkness, she means enemy.
And rest of it hasn't been made clear in the movie.
Show her the darkness before the daylight of history.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:50:29 PM

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Just a wild guess. It might refer to the Dark Ages, the early medieval period between ca. 400 and 1000. Or even earlier times, when there were no skill of writing, over ten thousand years ago.
Penz
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 12:42:33 AM

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The part that got me was,
"daylight of history"
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 5:43:09 AM

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Daylight of history could refer to the documented period. The era of written history. The times before that is called pre-history. We can only estimate, from the findings and fossils, what happened back in those dark times.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 6:51:55 AM

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It’s similar to what JJ suggested but in this case it’s more specific.
In the movie “Justice League the Snyder Cut” the Queen of the Amazons is firing a magical warning arrow from the mystical island where the Amazons live through the veil that protects it into the world of normal humankind in order to warn Wonder Woman her daughter that their home has been attacked by enemies.

These enemies a being known as Steppenwolf and his troops known as parademons are soldiers in a larger army lead by the entity called Darksied that had once before attacked the Earth. This previous attack had been driven off by an allied army of Amazons, Atlanteans, Human Heroes and the old Gods of legend.

This happened before human history as we understand it happened, but now the forces of Apokolpis have returned.
They are the darkness before the daylight of history as we know it existed. Before this was the age of Myths and Legend.
The Queen is also speaking in a cod dactylic pentameter.
“ Sky torch, hero beacon, scatter the darkness. Burn as you burned in days before. Show her the darkness before the daylight of history. Warn my daughter that war has come, and protect her. Return to me, Diana.”

NB, there are several spellings here that may seem abnormal but they are how they are spelt in the D.C. comics.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:02:21 AM

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As I thought it's a sort of poetic metaphore. Like in ELP's song Tarkus, which begins with "Has the dawn ever seen your eyes..."

(Shivering my spine every time I listen it;-)
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