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Jigoku
07-01-2007, 01:23
While, I was skimming through the hinduism page on wikipedia and I noticed that the picture of brahma looks strikingly like the avatar of lyssa.

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3618/334pxbrahmahalebidqh8.th.jpg (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=334pxbrahmahalebidqh8.jpg) http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/3641/lyssaformzt2.th.jpg (http://img214.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lyssaformzt2.jpg)

Also, He is believed to be the Father of the human race. I'm pretty sure there was some lore some were that stated that before lyssa was fused one of the twins created humankind and was fused because of it. Also, Brahma was cursed not to be worshiped, Maybe this is why the lyssan statues are so isolated and far away from civilization? Of course, I may be totally wrong as this is all speculation.

P.s. the picture of brahma is from wikipedia and the picture of the avatar of lyssa is from guildwiki

Quintus Antonius
07-01-2007, 01:34
Seems logical. Like most games, things in GW draw inspiration from other places. Lyssa herself appears to have been inspired by Janus.

Blazing Liger
07-01-2007, 07:45
I'm pretty sure there was some lore some were that stated that before lyssa was fused one of the twins created humankind and was fused because of it.
Someone did try to prove that, but I think it was ultimately decided that there wasn't enough evidence for it. We honestly don't know which god created mankind, whether it was an act of one or all or even if it was an act of a previous pantheon. Although, I do think that there may be some correlation between Lyssa and the Hindu deity.

Empraim Wainwright
07-01-2007, 09:17
Nice find with the pic of Brahma.
The inspiration for Lyssa may very well come from Brahma but several other gods could be named as inspiration for Lyssa both in looks and nature
(try googling multiheaded god or something like that lol)

as for if Lyssa has been fused/cursed or not, I believe there is a whole thread about that subject, and I still don't believe that is the case.
I believe that it's Lyssa's nature to be many things at once, and as such has multiple forms and faces.

Metafrank
07-01-2007, 10:32
There are 5 World religions and there are 5 Gods in Guild Wars.
Could be a coincidence, could be not.

Wyatt Drago
07-01-2007, 11:31
/\ Except there aren't, there is Cantha and Elona's places as well, and then Campaign 4.

DarkNecrid
07-01-2007, 15:36
"/\ Except there aren't, there is Cantha and Elona's places as well, and then Campaign 4."

Except there is, Cantha and Elona still worship the same gods, they just view them as different looking.

ie:
Balthazar in Cantha:
"IN Cantha, the sword is usually one of the single-edged imperial style, and the battle hounds are usually replaced with winged drakes." - Page 19, Factions Manuscripts.

Balthazar in Elona:
"Some Elonian art portrays him with majestic lions or other predatory animals crouching beside him." - Page 20, Nightfall Manuscripts.

Quintus Antonius
07-01-2007, 17:52
There are 5 World religions and there are 5 Gods in Guild Wars.
Could be a coincidence, could be not.

Actually, there are over 20,000 world religions. And there are 6+ gods in Guild Wars...

Wyatt Drago
07-01-2007, 21:39
"/\ Except there aren't, there is Cantha and Elona's places as well, and then Campaign 4."

Except there is, Cantha and Elona still worship the same gods, they just view them as different looking.

ie:
Balthazar in Cantha:
"IN Cantha, the sword is usually one of the single-edged imperial style, and the battle hounds are usually replaced with winged drakes." - Page 19, Factions Manuscripts.

Balthazar in Elona:
"Some Elonian art portrays him with majestic lions or other predatory animals crouching beside him." - Page 20, Nightfall Manuscripts.


I meant there are more world regions.

Also:




*semi-spoiler*




I heard that at the end of Nightfall there becomes a sixth God.

naudine
09-01-2007, 06:33
In the visual arts, ancient Greeks > ancient Indians. Which is probably why most of the world's ideas of beautiful architecture tends to be Greek and to a lesser degree, Egyptian.

In the literary arts, ancient Indians > ancient Greeks. Which is probably if you read just one Epic from all of Hindu mythology, forgetting the vedas, puranas and about a few hundred other sacred texts, you'd be hard pressed to not find in it an event that 'can' plausibly ever happen in the course of circumstance to a god, goddess or a great warrior of either sex.

Same goes for Greek mythology, though to a lesser extent.

Ranger Nietzsche
09-01-2007, 08:37
eh i prefer indian architecture to greek architecture

but w/e

as to the OP many of GW stuff comes from a lot of sources

Elruid
12-01-2007, 10:37
To me, the whole Mesmer class draws quite a lot from Hinduism and Buddhism. At least in some of its skill icons and concepts.
A Mesmer to me has the looks of 19th century nobility, of later half of the century. Specifically like one who is into all that mystism and psychology as was the in thing in high society back then.

For instance Energy burn clearly has a Buddhist circle thingy as its icon, the name escapes me at the moment though. Very much like the sand designs they do.

And then there's the whole Illusion thing to the class, I mean in Vedic tradition, the world we live in is described as Maya, like a hologram on a quantum level sort of, if that makes any sense. In any case the illusory nature of the material world is underlined to my understanding.

And now the Avatar of Lyssa looking very much like a female Brahma.

Of course Monks are pretty Buddhist in their looks too. And Avatar of Dwayna is very Persian to me for some reason.

But like was said, all in all, ANEt draws from many things.

Ranger Nietzsche
13-01-2007, 03:30
and Mhenlo has "Ohm" written inside of him

Tokugawa
14-01-2007, 06:54
To me, the whole Mesmer class draws quite a lot from Hinduism and Buddhism. At least in some of its skill icons and concepts.
A Mesmer to me has the looks of 19th century nobility, of later half of the century. Specifically like one who is into all that mystism and psychology as was the in thing in high society back then.

For instance Energy burn clearly has a Buddhist circle thingy as its icon, the name escapes me at the moment though. Very much like the sand designs they do.

And then there's the whole Illusion thing to the class, I mean in Vedic tradition, the world we live in is described as Maya, like a hologram on a quantum level sort of, if that makes any sense. In any case the illusory nature of the material world is underlined to my understanding.

And now the Avatar of Lyssa looking very much like a female Brahma.

Of course Monks are pretty Buddhist in their looks too. And Avatar of Dwayna is very Persian to me for some reason.

But like was said, all in all, ANEt draws from many things.


Mesmers have channeling to :laugh: (meditation or sumthin lol)