What does orangefiist mean you’re wondering? Pronounced, “orange feast”, the term was first used by the Etruscans who dwelled and flourished in the ancient region of Etruria along the northwest coast of peninsular Italy in the first millennium BC. Known as a highly creative, generous, loving, and extremely determined people, the Etruscans used the word, orangefiist, when describing the creative energy they felt throughout their daily lives.
To them the colorful word orange represented the sun, which they recognized as the fuel behind the creative ideas they were known for. The word fiist, scholars claim had a combination of connotations to the Etruscans. The first being the realization that no idea they had, no matter how great, could be executed without the use of their hands.
The second meaning is the importance of will and determination in accomplishing what is at first only a thought. The image of a fist represents this powerful will.
The third connotation reflects the generous nature for which the Etruscan people were famous and their deep belief in sharing with each other information and lessons learned through the process of creation. Whether it was an experience taken from an artistic venture or someone discovering a new use for an old tool, the value of the information was equally treasured and celebrated often with elaborate feasts.
What we here at orangefiist.com aim to share with you are our own unique experiences whatever they may be. We hope you enjoy them and know we want to hear about yours. Please feel free to communicate with us through the internet and more importantly know for yourself what it is to feel love, feel generous, feel informative, feel creative, feel trust, and feel the power of your will at work.