The Spanish words “oro, plata, mata” mean gold, silver, and death. The first of the three words represents the stair treads. The second is used as a symbol of the three pillars of the Temple of Jupiter. This ancient art is said to be an encouragement for steady cash flow. In this case, the third word represents death. It is also said that the front of the house should face east and not west, and that the ridge of the roof should be eastward.
Number of steps on a staircase
“Oro plata mata” is a Spanish word meaning “gold, silver, death.” It has to do with the number of steps on a staircase, and it is also the name of a type of stair that’s made of three wooden steps. Spanish homes have a tradition of placing a gold coin on the top rung of the staircase, as it is believed to attract good fortune. The number of steps on a staircase should be at least three, or else it’s bad karma.
Many Filipinos believe in a number of superstitions and omens related to stairs and the number of steps on a staircase. These superstitions range from building a house to pregnancy, to seeing a mole or a ring around the moon. And of course, there are some superstitions related to the number of steps on a staircase. In fact, some of the most common ones are about the number of steps on a staircase.
House front should face east
The name Oro, Plata, Mata means “East is the best direction,” and this cosmological concept is commonly followed by many homeowners. Ideally, the front door should face the east to welcome the dawn and good fortune. Likewise, houses facing the west are considered jinxed because the sun sets on the west and it connotes derailment and decline. However, this jinx has been limited to misfortunes in financial matters.
The ominous belief of Oro, Plata, and Mata is similar to that of the 13th floor. It says that the stairs should be constructed with the first rung of the staircase corresponding to wealth. Similarly, the stairs should end with the first rung of the staircase, which should represent gold. In the Philippines, the last step, called Mata, should be either gold or silver. It is not good luck to build the house in the opposite direction.
Roof ridge should not face west
It is also important to ensure that the ridge of your roof does not face west. Unlike the front face of your home, your ridge should not be facing the west, since facing west will bring quarrels, death, and financial difficulties. If the ridge of your roof does face west, you should make sure that it does not face east, either. The same principle applies to the stairs. You should not build a staircase with more steps than it should have, and the number of stairs should be at least three.
If your lot faces north or south, it is best to place the house so that its widest sides face north and south. On the other hand, a north-south oriented lot may have a narrow side facing the street. If you have a ridge line that faces east-west, you may have to choose between an entryway that faces the street, or a north-south facing entrance.
Schlatt’s lifeless eyes looked cruel in death
During the Manberg vs. Pogtopia War, Schlatt, an SMP member, died from a heart attack. His death was met with a shocking amount of disrespect. Schlatt was a human with tan skin, black eyes, brown hair and a beard. His death was made even worse by the fact that he was given a very disrespectful funeral. In life, Schlatt was a well-dressed man with a black suit and red tie.
The pink-haired man was sarcastic and power-hungry, yet he kept his true condition a secret from his Alpha. This was a shameful way to treat his rival. But he had never seen Tommy so vulnerable, and his life was short. Now he had the chance to kill Schlatt and his family, and he would do whatever he had to do to get rid of his rival.
Despite his cruelty, he was an amusing character. He shuffled his cards as he sang and breathed, but it annoyed him. Even if he was dead, Schlatt’s lifeless eyes looked cruel in death. But, in the afterlife, he reincarnated as Wilbur, and Wilbur was no longer an irritating character. In the dream, he was still a threat and a killer.
Quackity wakes up scorched around the edges
“Quackity wakes up scorched around the corners of oro plata mata.” Wilbur’s last words were screams of heartbreak, and Quackity knows it. His tears, mixed with the wine that came from his chest, soaked the ruined cloth and ruined wings. The irony is not lost on Quackity. He is also able to keep track of everything around him, including how President Tubbo of New L’Manberg managed to execute the Technoblade.
The Technoblade taunts Quackity, flicking the empty shell of the Totem of Undying at his feet. He is shocked to realize the Totem is dead. Quackity can only feel the sun and blood on his face, and he cannot feel a thing. He wants to go back and kill Phil, but he can’t.
After the inauguration, Quackity starts counting the stairs. He has no idea when this habit started, but he always counts stairs ending in multiples of three. Quackity has never heard of the words oro, plata, or mata before, but every time he steps on the dirt block beneath the podium, he silently mouths “oro!”
He counts the steps on the stairs
The word step is used to describe a set of stairs. It has been in use since the turn of the millennium to refer to a structure consisting of a riser and a tread. The word stairs is used in both a practical and a theoretical sense, with the latter being used to describe a staircase. In the United States, the word stair is used to describe a set of stairs.
He imbeds coins in the posts for good luck
This Filipino tradition is based on a belief that the stair treads should be divisible by three. If you have a staircase, the last step should be oro or plata, since these words are symbolic of gold and silver. The idea was taken from the Chinese tradition of Feng Shui. In addition, windows on the eastern side of the house should face the rising sun, which brings good luck.
Another superstition is that building a house on a dead end lot will bring ill fortune, a family member will die, or both. In Central Luzon, this superstition is practiced by the Pampangos. In Ilocano culture, it is common to imbed loose coins in the posts of a foundation to ensure good luck.
He tries to change his fate
While “Oro, plata mata” may sound dark and unsettling, it’s actually a bit more uplifting. The characters’ lives have changed dramatically since the Spanish and Americans occupied Manila in the early 19th century. While many people still kept snakes in their houses, Oro, Plata, and Mata all attempt to change their fate by changing the course of their own lives.
While Oro, Plata, Mata isn’t for the faint of heart, the story explores the human condition at its core. It’s a romantic comedy about naive love turned into lust, and the inexorable nature of human nature. The film, which starred Diego Luna, also features brilliant performances from both actors. Its tagline “Gold, Silver, Death” hints at a Filipino superstition about staircases.