I’ve been thinking about the Silent Grove lately (not too surprising; my NaNo/DABB2 is basically an AU of the story that begins with that comic), and I’ve got some questions bubbling around in my head, and I thought I’d talk through them here, and post them to see what other people have to say. Also, maybe this will whet our appetites for the final issue of Those Who Speak which comes out tomorrow. I thought about waiting to post this, just in case any of these questions are answered in the last issue of TWS, but I sincerely doubt they will be. (Although I do hope that some of my further questions, which I’ll put in a separate post later, MIGHT be answered in this last issue. Maybe). Since this will be spoilerish for anyone who hasn’t yet read the comics (and also, possibly, longish), I’ll put it behind a cut. Also, as the first at least two posts, this one will focus on Yavana.
I took the “blessing” comment to mean that Yavana is a true believer. I think possession is exactly what we generally imagine it is, but it isn’t something she fears. She wants to be a part of Flemeth’s mission. Like the way Castiel’s host in Supernatural prayed to be possessed.
I’m pretty convinced that Flemeth is an old god. And if you prayed to old gods, if you were a person that prayed that one day they would retake the world, it would be a blessing to join with one. An honor to be chosen. Even if you were no longer in control in any way.
That’s just how I took it. And I agree, Yavana definitely felt older than Morrigan.