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🤔💭 Who is this lovely sand momma?
edited August 2022 in General Discussion
🤔💭 Who is this lovely sand momma?
👇 Place your guesses below!
It could be that Aelan queen too, the Lady of the Rose, but I lean slightly more towards Resna.
Unfortunately, the Armor doesn't have any Lore attached to it.
But what's also in the Pack of the Protector's Armor?
A Pocket Watch
I agree with @Neurath there
(I'm going to preface what I'm about to say with this: I genuinely don't know and I've kept it that way so I don't spoil it for myself and so I can join in on fun conversations about lore without having to pretend like I don't know )
This is a really interesting guess. I love your observation on the potential symbolism of the statue's pose and static action. I would say that her face might resemble that of being at peace, or perhaps hopeful!
OOhh! You and @Neurath have an interesting opinion that she could be related to time.
Oof - that's dark.
I like to picture the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland - I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!
This is true
Very in-depth! If it's not Verra's goddess of time, then Ima go with this ^
Time was my first thought since it looks as though there is a roof or curtains over the top half of a sand-timer.
from the hands and how she holds them it seems she lifts up something light maybe a offering to the sky or the gods. since she is in the desert a water goddes would make sense makes sense.
the eyes are closed as she is in the mids of a preyer but if shes preying she might not be a goddes herself more a once respected prestress or beloved queen.
since the desert is home to a specific human race.
so the holy virgin of the ... religion
Perhaps she is an ancient sand mage who blesses all intruders in her domain.
The top middle sigil right? I remember we talked about it in one of the twitch streams. I definitely see elements of the one on sand momma in that top middle sigil. They added stuff to it, like wings, but the base is similar.
I also disagree with the thought that "sand momma" is any of the other gods/goddess given how human she looks. The Orc goddess of fate Norlan shouldn't look like a Human, she should look like a Orc (or a dragon/snake). Somthing I would hate to see is that all the gods/goddess end up appearing Human.
I also strongly doubt that "sand momma" has anything to do with the Vaelune given that the divide between the races didn't hapen till after everyone went to Sanctus.
I do support the idea that "sand momma" could have somthing to do with the once great house of Lyneth. And that she has somthing to do with water, given the fact that Aela Human lore and concept seems to have a lot to do with water and trade. The desert could have also not always been a desert and at one point been anything else. Sand is also coming off of "sand momma" hands like you would see water flowing
The wiki says "God" but that's because the reference they got it from (Steven) didn't mention the gender, and called Resna a deity. An Aelan deity. So it defaulted to "god".
It's generally always a good idea to watch the reference links they provide on the wiki. I love the wiki and it's amazing work, but sometimes stuff gets lost in translation, so to speak.
I do watch the look at the reference /source links and was there for the 24 hour livestream. And while granted Resna does sound like the name of a Goddess it's a little too on the nose to make "sand momma" Resna. There are also only 7 gods (10 if we count the "others") 2 are already confirmed to be Goddesses (Fate and Creation)
It could well be some Aelan queen, sure. Or some other Aelan figure. My point is that we have no reason to believe that Resna is male. Or a "god" instead of "goddess". We don't know. My guess is Resna is seen as a goddess by the Aelan, and that statue is a tribute to her.
Personally I think it a bit unnecessary to assign sex or gender to "beings of the essence" that are based on certain ungendered feelings and concepts like Hope and Truth and Love and so on, but I'm not the one creating this universe