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to me, this story shows the human burden of expectations, both positive and negative, along with the nature of what is truely a test of faith. the ending is one that leads us into speculation. we don't get an answer to the question of did she make it across, because that answer is not relevant in this case. its us watching as this woman goes out and is faced with the ravine, time after time, met with jeering and ridicule but also intense devotion from some of the crowds. that pressure can be smothering and intensifies everything, and of course the prospective goddess keeps making excuses for not taking that step over the chasm. we watch as her most devoted followers start leaving her till only her and an absolute zealot are left, stained, tired, and with all semblance of glorious deific visual gone. we do see her take that first step, but is it out of finally breaking through the fear holding her back, or is it just because she no longer cares if she lives or dies. its good writing, and its ending is haunting because it leaves us to want to know what comes next, or at least to guess or speculate.
To be honest, i would love a new harvest goddess to add to the pantheon of the ascended, but also i am looking forward to possible future ascended goddess of bakery as well. new gods can be fun, but Dyrani here feels like one to show a human cost to attempting to become a goddess. we assume it would be this grand thing, but it looks like most of the time its people gearing up to watch some poor unfortunate die for people ammusement.