Gnosis after death

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Gnosis after death

Postby Allassanachassanya on December 5th, 2017, 4:41 pm

Say a person has a gnosis mark on their body. It doesn't really matter which gnosis, except it's one that has a physical presence on the skin, like Oceanus or Ranuri.

Once the person that has this gnosis dies, what happens to the physical gnosis mark on their skin? Does it disappear as the god's blessing is now defunct, or does a tattoo-like imprint still exist, even if it cannot be used any more?

Oh, and a side question that springs up from this, does a dead body's Djed still have the god's blessing at all, or is it the person's soul that contains the gnosis mark, and the marking on the body is just like a god's tag (i.e., doesn't necessarily mean anything)? xD

Please poke me if I need to rephrase that question or not. Thanks for any and all answers!
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Postby Gossamer on December 5th, 2017, 7:12 pm

It vanishes

Dead bodies have no djed.
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Postby Allassanachassanya on December 5th, 2017, 7:49 pm

Okay, thank you.

Though, I thought the whole purpose of malediction is that you're drawing on the Djed inside the dead body? :o Maybe I'm reading the wiki wrong, but I was understanding Djed as equivalent to matter irl.
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Postby Ciraaci on December 5th, 2017, 8:40 pm

The bones themselves probably hold Djed, but they wouldn't hold gnosis as the mark was imbued upon the soul and only manifests visually on the vessel.

As I understand the lore, everything has djed. Ghosts do not, and although they are disembodied souls, they don't have the djed to maintain a gnosis. It's like gnosis and djed are intrinsically connected, but I'm actually not a leading expert on this and wanted to butt my head in because I was curious to the answer and thought I could clarify.
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Postby Allassanachassanya on December 5th, 2017, 8:43 pm

I gathered that one, but thank you Ciracci anyhow! :D
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Postby Nya Winters on December 6th, 2017, 2:55 pm

The corpse is a bag of rotting meat and bone that will eventually vanish. Some of those parts that won't decay that easily like teeth and bones will have some residual djed left. But in the spirit of your question.... no that person's personal djed isn't there.
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Postby Allassanachassanya on December 6th, 2017, 7:42 pm

Righty-ho, that's crystal clear! Thank you for your answers.
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