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What do you think? Was this shift deliberate, or was it mere coincidence given that most of these names were already used in past FF games

Naming conventions of Primals

I noticed something about the names of the various Primals we fought. Mainly for the most part, there was a bit of a shift in their etymologies (disregarding past FF history, with one exception)

 

First off, we know that in general their names are derived from real world mythologies, but the first 3 we faced are named after mythological species

 

Ifrit: Fire Djinn of Arabian lore

Titan: The generation of gods that preceded (and birthed) the Olympeans

Garuda: Bhuddist Birds AND a singular entity in Hinduism (Vishnu's steed)

Now with Garuda, we enter a transaction period where the Primals are named after something that can be a species or a proper name

 

Good King Moogle Mog XII: It has Moogle right there in the name, should be self-explanatory really

Leviathan: Generic term for sea monster AND one of the demons representing the Seven Deadly Sins of Abrahamic lore

 

After Leviathan, we reach a point where all the primals hereafter are not named after mythical species, but rather mythical singular entities

 

Ramuh: Hero of the Ramayana, Hindu epic poem

Shiva: Hinduism again, specifically one of the Trimurti, a trinity of Hindu gods

Ravana: Hinduism yet again, King of a demon realm

Bismarck: A WWI-era german chip or Otto Von Bismarck, also a WWI-era German

King Thordian: Like Moggle Mog, this is an "original" primal, however he and the Heavens' Ward are meant to take after the Knights of the Round, which are based on the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian myth

Alexander: Alexander the Great. Greek conqueror

Zurvan: One of the two demonic figures of the Triad. Named for the god of time or Zoroastrianism (I speculate that he will come soon)

Sophia: A Goddess that created the universe in Ghostic mythology, (For reference this is the "Goddess of the Warring Triad. Once again this is speclation what we will have to fight her)

 

Now for some outliers

 

Odin: King of the Norse panthion, but battled between Garuda and Mog as a FATE, his trial though is more in line with what we established this far

Phoenix: Named after the Revived firebird, this primal is fought on the way to fighting Bahamut.

Bahamut: Arabian Fish that supporters the earth. This a singular entity, Like Odin, he is encountered earlier than what this shift suggests (End of the Era, he wasn't even fightable there), but the actual fight is more in line with this scheme

Sephirot: No this is not referring to the One-Winged Angel of VII, this is an outlier, because he doesn't seem to be named after a living mythical entity, but a concept. Namely the Kabbalah's 10 emanations

 

What do you think? Was this shift deliberate, or was it mere coincidence given that most of these names were already used in past FF games

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