|David knott 242|
Jeff Erwin wrote:Seeing this post, I had a theory about the death of Aroden. I think that Aroden may have been a reincarnation of sorts of Ihys. Aroden is just mentioned as being immortal, without a reason why, so being blessed by Ihys could be that reason. And with Ihys being the creator of knowledge, and with Aroden being the patron of knowledge and innovation, there are definite similarities. I believe Aroden may have been recalled or reabsorbed by Ihys, and as such caused the devastation that his disappearance did. Also, Ihys and Aroden could be a metaphor for the Father and the Son. Aroden definitely has some Jesus-like undertones, and Ihys is supposed to be the primal creator.
Warning: may be somewhat controversial:
Personally, I always though the name IHYS looks like a trope from Western art.
Ihys was slain by a spear.
This seems to parallel the spear of Longinus.
The main flaw I see to this idea is that Ihys and Aroden have radically different alignments -- the sources I am familiar with state that Aroden was Lawful Neutral and imply that Ihys was Chaotic Good.