Yes, but what the hell has that got to do with Christianity?
God made both Jesus and Satan, yet he only favoured Jesus in the battle between good and evil. In fact, God made Jesus to draw people away from evil. Likewise, the gods may have made both Light and Darkness, yet we only have evidence from previous games that they favour Light. The Hero was chosen by them to fight evil.
If by paralleling the Hindu gods, you mean that the Zelda goddesses each play a different role in Hyrule's creation, then that is a valid connection (although somewhat loose, IMO). Likewise, the connection with Greek mythology is very strong (and in my opinion, the Zelda goddesses use destiny to guide the Hero and Princess). Yet I don't see how this denounces the Christian concepts of absolute good and evil. All mythologies appear to have valid influences on the Zelda series, they need not conflict with each other.
Examples? Fine, if you really need them, but I recommend you do some actual research yourself. Greek mythology is filled with examples of the gods creating and favouring people as chosen heroes, and controlling their fates, almost in an identical manner to Link's role in Zelda. While there are many gods in Hindu, the main gods make up a trinity, but the trinity of the gods is much closer to the trinity in Zelda than the trinity in Christianity, which is vague and undefined. In Hindu, there is the creator, the destroyer, and the maintainer. The way the gods have their own talent and own 'job' is clearly paralleled by the gods in Zelda.
What clues are there that he was empowered by a vague word?
Their hatred bled across the void and awakened me. I drew deep of it and grew strong again.
We know that the desert holds both the mirror and the malice, but there is no direct evidence that they are held separately. For all the text tells us, the malice being in the desert comes as a consequence of the mirror being in the desert. As examples of this:
Yes, if you like to blatantly misread things.
"My friend brought home the magazine and the free gift."
"George Bush won the people's hearts and the votes."
Since Auru then completely focuses his legend on the Mirror, this suggests that the Mirror is the key to the legend, not the desert.
Big whoop, people think it's 'cursed', who cares? We know that already. Nothing to do with the malice of doomed inmates.
Then considering that the Twilight Mirror has had no contact since the Twili's ancestors were sealed inside (after all, it was guarded by the Sages), please explain exactly how the Mirror came to possess evil power.
Since Midna tells us so.
The evil within the shards is more powerful than you can imagine... It might be something we'll ultimately have to destroy.
Edited by jhurvid, 31 January 2007 - 09:47 AM.