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Pat0307
01-14-2011, 02:55 PM
While looking through ubisoft's website and a found a shirt that has three women gods on it. I bolded women, because during Minerva's speech, she acknowledges Juno and Jupiter. Yet, Jupiter is a male god. Not saying that he won't play a role in the game, but maybe a less significant role than earlier led on...or maybe im thinking too much... but i let u guys tell me that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Also, if u look at their arrangement, Minerva is in the middle, Juno is on the left, and the mystery goddess is on the right. Possibly suggesting their views toward humans in the game: Juno is hostile, Minerva is neutral, and mystery god is caring. I did a little research and the two goddesses that seem most appropriate as they are both statues in AC2: Venus and Diana. Venus is the goddess love, and Diana the goddess of of the hunt(wild animals) and the moon. Venus seems to be the better fit, but when you look at the shirt, she looks to wear a dress with vegitation on it,

http://ubiworkshop.myshopify.c...ducts/orelov-t-shirt (http://ubiworkshop.myshopify.com/products/orelov-t-shirt)

Krayus Korianis
01-14-2011, 03:22 PM
Looks to me to be Hecate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hecate).

But it could easily be the Goddess Diana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_(mythology)).

TwentyGlyphs
01-14-2011, 04:35 PM
The image that's on this shirt is art from Assassin's Creed: The Fall #2. I was quite confused when I saw it. You can't make the people out very well, but it's clear that it's Minerva and Juno. I expected the other to be Jupiter, but it's just too feminine. Jupiter is almost always shown with a thick, flowing beard too.

It's interesting that you mentioned Diana, because the statue on the page you linked to looks a lot like the person in the image. Its Wikipedia page says the statue was installed at Versailles in France, then moved to Paris in 1798 towards the end of the French Revolution. If that's when and where the next game takes place, perhaps that could somehow tie in?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_of_Versailles

Jupiter is also often depicted with a staff or scepter that looks an awful lot like the Staff of Eden from The Fall comic series.

TrueDemonzBane
01-14-2011, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by Pat0307:
While looking through ubisoft's website and a found a shirt that has three women gods on it. I bolded women, because during Minerva's speech, she acknowledges Juno and Jupiter. Yet, Jupiter is a male god. Not saying that he won't play a role in the game, but maybe a less significant role than earlier led on...or maybe im thinking too much... but i let u guys tell me that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Also, if u look at their arrangement, Minerva is in the middle, Juno is on the left, and the mystery goddess is on the right. Possibly suggesting their views toward humans in the game: Juno is hostile, Minerva is neutral, and mystery god is caring. I did a little research and the two goddesses that seem most appropriate as they are both statues in AC2: Venus and Diana. Venus is the goddess love, and Diana the goddess of of the hunt(wild animals) and the moon. Venus seems to be the better fit, but when you look at the shirt, she looks to wear a dress with vegitation on it,

http://ubiworkshop.myshopify.c...ducts/orelov-t-shirt (http://ubiworkshop.myshopify.com/products/orelov-t-shirt) diana is the goddess of the hunt yes, but she also had many breasts with which she fed the innocent children of the world...i belive, i might be wrong, but she also cut town those who would harm nature i believe, again i could be wrong

Alpha Ender
01-15-2011, 03:17 AM
Not to mention, if Diana was the "caring" one of those three goddesses, she would likely be the one most furthering the cause of the Assassins, yeah? She's the goddess of the hunt and of the moon, which the Assassin's generally hunt under (We work in the shadow to serve the light).

The tie with France is...interesting. And likely.

Rakudaton
01-15-2011, 06:59 AM
Come on, if it's anyone it's Venus! What about the story of Paris and the golden apple? For those of you who don't know the myth, here goes (in short):

The goddess of discord, Eris, was not invited to the marriage of Achilles' parents (a man and a nymph), so to get her revenge and advance discord she gatecrashed and threw a golden apple in. On it read: "To the fairest". Juno, Minerva, and Venus all claimed it as their own, each saying they were the most beautiful. Eventually Jupiter decided that the mortal Paris would decide. Each goddess bribed him -- and he chose Venus in the end, who had promised that he could have Helen of Troy. This led to the Trojan war.

I mean, with the element of an APPLE in there... you've got to admit, it's something Ubisoft might be taking a look at.

AnthonyA85
01-15-2011, 10:55 AM
You're sort of right on the trojan war myth, but at that time, the gods went by their Greek names, and, Eris was part of the Greek Pantheon, not the Roman.

I haven't seen the image, but I'm inclined to agree that the third goddess is Venus (Aphrodite)

Rakudaton
01-15-2011, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by AnthonyA85:
You're sort of right on the trojan war myth, but at that time, the gods went by their Greek names, and, Eris was part of the Greek Pantheon, not the Roman.

How does that have any bearing on anything? The idea in AC is that ALL religions are just collections of myths based on TWCB. The fact that the Greeks had different names for Juno, Minerva and Venus is irrelevant. As for Eris, the same basically holds. Why is it important whether the Romans believed in her or not? Maybe she was one of TWCB -- and maybe not; perhaps she was just added to the story. Either way my point still stands.

I fail to see how any of your points are relevant.

Alpha Ender
01-17-2011, 05:50 AM
Ah! Ah, I'm trying to remember...just saw it in another forum...just a sec. *AFK* This... piece of silver cast out Adam and Eve. It turned staves into snakes. Parted and closed the Red Sea. Eris used it to start the Trojan War. And with it, a poor carpenter turned water into wine.

So there's a previous connection. But that's all I've got here, I'm too tired now.