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Strict31 wrote:I got interested in angel mythology a while back, and there's some significant overlap with the whole concept of so-called "ancient astronauts."
We've all heard "Ezekiel saw the Wheel," right? Some folks consider that to be one of the first reccorded instances of a UFO sighting.
But also, the "wheel" that he saw was a type of Angel in the mythology, called a Throne, or an Ophan. The description of the Ophanim sounds a whole hell of a lot like a ship. Flying vehicles that transport all of the heavenly orders.
But a lot of the descriptions of the angelic orders are...really sorta WTF. Dudes with six goddamn wings, two of which are wrapped about their heads and what-not...it's just off the wall type shit.
But as I was reading this, I glanced over at the shelf where I have some Gundam figures, and noticed Wing ZERO has two pairs of wings. I don't remember if it was depicted that way in the anime, but the figure very clearly has two separate wing modules. And then I started looking at the vanes on the headpiece, and had the idea that those could be seen as wings to some primitive fuckface who had no other terms to describe some incredibly advanced technology.
So in a way, Wing ZERO also has six wings.
So the idea with Seraph is that what we have classically described as angels are really just the armored suits they wear.
Probably ain't exactly an original idea. But whatevah.
The Wing and the Wing Zero had wings. But there are two versions, the original tv version and the Endless Waltz OVA version. I prefer the later.
The Wing Zero (TV) had wing like pods that could split. The Wing Zero (EW) had what looked like wings and yes, had six in it's "pod" form. Otherwise, it had four wings. Two minor and two major wings. The Wing (EW) had only a single set of wings.
For references -
Wing Zero (EW)