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*spoilers* cross posted from SHC.
I only played through this game once and it was years ago. My memory may be completely wonky about it. But I do remember a lot of crucial details. It started from viewing this thread, when it all hit me.
If anyone recalls the older works including many biblical and Abrahamic themes. Mostly from Catholicism and Jewish mysticism. I think Homecoming is deeper than people give it credit for.
It started when Homecoming was announced and the names of Alex's parents were revealed. Adam and Lilian. They seem at glance to be nothing, but there is a myth of Adam and Lilith.(Something at the time I commented on.) However, Lilian is not etymologically related to Lilith. (See "Lilith" and"Lily" for more info.) But it's co…
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Cross posted from SHC, spoilers a foot!
Watching a lot of Slayers has opened doors to me on mythos in Asia, specifically Hindu, Buddhist, and Japanese folklore. I'm beginning to think the "false" god motif of the Eye of Night or "God" can be explained.
In Japanese myths, taken from the Hindu/Buddhist concept of Asura (another set of gods, later translated as "demons".) and Devas (gods), mazoku literally means "demon race" or "evil race". These beings, which higher level ones can be as powerful as gods, are beings that thrive on chaos. They feed off of negative emotions of people. Their opposites are the shinzoku, or literally "god race" that benefit from worship and positive emotions. Both races are from chaos.
I am thinking the "god" in Sil…
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A cross post from SHC with spoilers!
First off the descent of God is not a literal myth. Its based on several mythologies, mostly Aztec in Silent Hill's case. (looking at the rituals to God and the references in the Lost Memos about human sacrifice to the sun, I am pretty sure its from Aztec rituals.)
In the beginning, people had nothing. Their bodies ached, and their hearts held nothing but hatred. They fought endlessly, but death never came. They despaired, stuck in the eternal quagmire.
Myth - "2. Birth" 2. Birth
A man offered a serpent to the sun and prayed for salvation. A woman offered a reed to the sun and asked for joy. Feeling pity for the sadness that had overrun the earth, God was born from those two people.
This means that God w…
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Note: This is a cross post from my Tumblr. Spoilers are abound for Silent Hill 1 and 3!
I bring this up because it’s not noted by anyone else and many people in feminism seem to use it to focus on negative rather than some positive examples. While there are many games which have female protags and it’s something that’s been around for awhile I think SH3 was ground breaking in this area for several reasons. Heather, the main character, should be highlighted in the video game arena more for being one of the best written female video game characters.
Many games, when having female protagonists, are still geared towards a male audience. (Yes, SH3 isn’t the exception here, but hear me out.) This usually manifests itself in over-sexua…
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