Alexander's quest for the artifacts means we simply can't ignore looking at Greek mythology as codes to understand the secrets of 13Magnus and the Shapers. Over at the Essex hangout yesterday, we were discussing a few possibilities.
Titans and gods as Shapers
Myths like Zeus and Prometheus tie into the Shaper mystery more easily than their Egyptian counterparts in some sense. For example, the ability of Zeus to morph into various animal shapes like a snake or an eagle can easily be a clue pointing to the fact that Zeus was a Shaper. Then there is the story of Prometheus stealing fire from the gods to allow humankind to progress. It simply shouts the idea that Prometheus was a Shaper who brought XM tech to humans and enabled them to advance, and perhaps even started the secret group of sensitives called the #13Magnus to safeguard the secret of immortality and pass it on to worthy ones. As punishment for humans, Zeus ordered the creation of Pandora and unleashed all evils on earth. That sounds like Zeus, the Shaper, releasing the self-destruction sequence to unleash the cataclysmic powers of dark XM or chaotic matter. Are there then different factions among the Shapers like the gods and the titans?
Alexander, 13Magnus and the gods
There is so much to write about Alexander that we don't even know where to start. We have been mulling over the idea that the secrets of 13Magnus are passed on to a chosen or worthy one. Sensitives who are tested and proven will be counted worthy to receive the prize. These sensitives will be drawn to the quest of finding 13Magnus throughout their lives. And such is the life we see in Alexander and .
Alexander himself was said to be the son of Zeus after he impregnated Olympias in a shaper form of a snake. This caused Alexander to constantly seek out the answer whether he was special, a son of a god. Such sense of destiny compelled him to seek out answers from oracles at remote places of the known world such as the one at Siwah in the Libyan desert and the one in the Hindu Kush mountains that Hank spoke of in his DOD debrief. And it seems no coincidence that Hank was also asking himself this question of Why me? in his video diary at Berlin.
We can easily see that the Shapers are whispering to Hank just as they did with Alexander. And it's no coincidence that Alexander went to the Hindu Kush mountains and found the cave where Prometheus was imprisoned. It could be the very exact place where Hank found and entered the Sanctum of 13Magnus. Both of them were looking for the same thing or should we say, drawn like Magnes to discover the same secret. If the result of Alexander's quest was the Hellenization of human civilization, a golden classical age, one can imagine what greatness Hank will achieve if he survives #Recursion .
There are still many examples in Alexander's life that points towards Shaper influence. Aristotle and the Outer Oceans. Queen Ada of Caria. Temple of Isis in Alexandria. Merging of Greek god Zeus with his Egyptian counterpart in the form of Serapis. These are some examples waiting to be decoded. And we will continue to uncover and document them here in .
Since the beginning of 2014 I have taken to listening to (and glimpsing as I can) educational videos on YouTube whilst I’m walking to work. Often the material enables me to think of new ideas to implement in my working practice. This morning I watched the T...
Thanks to for piecing this together (more to come from him as we gather all #nominus the dead drops to reveal what happened to and Azmati in Afghanistan 2010)
Earlier, we have speculated that Hank died in a firefight and Azmati somehow used his knowledge on XM passed on to him to raise Hank as an XM infused vessel. And Azmati knew this because he was a descendant of Alexander and his Nuristan tribe kept the secret of 13Magnus. The script now provides more evidence that this could be true.
Also, we can now speculate that Hank was sent to Afghanistan by Calvin to search for 13Magnus, a mission that Calvin had recruited Hank to do long before the Niantic Project.
We will update this as more pieces are gathered. Urging all agents from both factions to release publicly the pieces in order for us to know the truth about Hank.
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