The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Exploring the mythology behind souls… continued

my other post got archived so here begins the next one. I would take the time to think this out carefully before posting, but it is exam time soon, and this format is very easy both to post and read.

Aldric is the subject of this post, and specifically, his possible connection to ancient Semitic/Phoenician myth. In the myth in question, the god of death is named Mot. this has been interpreted as mud, as well as death.

A philosophical creation story traced to "the cosmogony of Taautus, whom Philo explicitly identified with the Egyptian Thoth—"the first who thought of the invention of letters, and began the writing of records"—which begins with Erebus and Wind, between which Eros 'Desire' came to be. From this was produced Môt which is the Semitic word for 'Death' but which the account says may mean 'mud'.

The main source of the story of Mot 'Death' is Ugaritic. He is a son of 'El, and according to instructions given by the god Hadad (Ba‘al) to his messengers, lives in a city named hmry ('Mirey'), a pit is his throne, and Filth is the land of her heritage. But Ba‘al warns the

that you not come near to divine Death,

lest he made you like a lamb in his mouth, (and) you both be carried away like a kid in the breach of his windpipe.

presumably baal is gwyndolin, but the name sea is suggestive of seath, so that might be a place to start reasoning

the father of mot is elus, or el. bull horns appear on gwyns knights. he has a grey beard, and appears with his face shrouded (as does the nameless king)

Ēl is called again and again Tôru ‘Ēl ("Bull Ēl" or "the bull god"). He is bātnyu binwāti ("Creator of creatures"), ’abū banī ’ili ("father of the gods"), and ‘abū ‘adami ("father of man"). He is qāniyunu ‘ôlam ("creator eternal"), the epithet ‘ôlam appearing in Hebrew form in the Hebrew name of God ’ēl ‘ôlam "God Eternal" in Genesis 21.33. He is ḥātikuka ("your patriarch"). Ēl is the grey-bearded ancient one, full of wisdom, malku ("King"), ’abū šamīma ("Father of years"), ’El gibbōr ("Ēl the warrior"). He is also named lṭpn of unknown meaning, variously rendered as Latpan, Latipan, or Lutpani ("shroud-face" by Strong's Hebrew Concordance)

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