The purpose of this topic is for entertaining discussion.
The Human Gods transported the human population to their new home, the planet Tyria.
Orr is believed to be the first region colonized by humans; specifically Arah was founded by the Human Gods while "normal" humans colonized Cantha.
The human Gods were once ancient spacefarers that brought the humans to the world long ago. It appears that some of them had visited Tyria before the arrival of human colonists. If so, perhaps that would be indicative of a preparatory staging mission. There were already quite a few intelligent races well established on the planet, perhaps by "Gods" of their own.
A grand experiment, or a last refuge?
Close your eyes, you can almost see the prominent crew members:
- Balthazar: Security, Weaponry, and Armory Chief.
- Dwayna: Medical and Life Support Officer.
- Dhuum: Cryogenics Officer
- Grenth: Cryogenics and Embryonic Sustainment Technician
- Abaddon: Enforcement and Intelligence Officer
- Melandru: Biotechnology Officer
- Lyssa: Morale Officer
- Ilya: Psychologist
We can call this thing metaphysics, or if you prefer, the Eternal Alchemy, the Theory of Everything.
The Human Gods were once human. Something occurred upon arriving to the world of Tyria.
Tyria already had quite a dramatic history before the humans arrived. Tyria, like Dune's Arrakis, clearly has some force at work.
Did the first humans stumble upon ancient artifacts or technology?
The Six Aspects of Tyria reflected in discord with the Six Elder Dragons.
Were they responsible for their ascendancy to Godhood?
By what mechanism did they each take upon one of the Six Aspects of Tyria?
Therein, lies a tale.
The first documented mention of any of the Human Gods was in 115 BE, 670 years after the arrival of humans to the planet.
- Humans can become Gods. (The Kormir Ascendancy)
- The Gods are referred to as Human Gods not charr, or norn or asuran Gods.
- The Human Gods brought humans to Tyria. (see link for Human Gods)
- Dwayna and a human have a child.
- The Gods aren't omnipotent or omniscient. (see link for Human Gods)
Is this to say the Gods are not real or not truly Gods?
No, they became Gods, perhaps in much the same way as Kormir in Nightfall.
Beyond mere sentience, there is something else, something wonderful.
That historical record is approximately 100 years after humans started living on the continent of Tyria. (reference timelines GW Wiki/GW2 Wiki)
The earliest deity who is still recognized as a god is Dwayna, whose scriptures were written in 115 BE (see GW2 Wiki: Six Human Gods)
The point being that humans are already well established and keeping history in some manner because the human colonized Cantha has been in existence for over 600 years:
Canthan clans unite under Kaineng Tah, first Lord Emperor of the Dragon. Construction on the first Raisu Palace begins in 510 BE.
I favor the idea that humans were already civilized and literate upon their arrival on the world of Tyria. Cultures that have emperors and build grand palaces also have some form of record keeping or writing.
Humans had the sophistication to start the Canthan calendar in 510 BE with inception of the first Emperor, this was 276 years after humans arrived on planet.
I posit that humans didn't write anything about the Six Human Gods prior to 115 BE because the Gods were not visibly active among them until around that time.
So, the period of time that elapses from the arrival of humans until the first historical record of a God, is rather curious.
Note: this is a cleaned up cross post of my post on reddit here.
I am posting this here on the advice of Kereminde on reddit, blame him.
Edited by Kuldebar, 09 November 2012 - 03:55 AM.