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Gea, also sometimes called Gia, is one of the goddesses of the Eldar, and a member of the Eldar pantheon, though her role within it is unknown. Little is known of her in the fragments of Eldar Mythology available to the savants of the Imperium of Man, though she has claimed both Asuryan the Phoenix King, ruler of the Eldar gods, and Khaela Mensha Khaine, the Eldar god of war, as her twin consorts. Dance, mime and other gestural art forms are very important to the Eldar, and their formal art invests a whole range of gestures and stances with precise meanings. Much of the early history of the Eldar is recorded in the form of traditional dances, recounting the mythical stories of the ancient houses of Eldanesh and Ulthanash, the children of Kurnous and Isha, as well as Gea and her consorts.

The legends surrounding these mythical immortals and the birth of the Eldar form a complex cycle of ritual dance and song known as the Dream of Asuryan. Although mythic rather than historical in nature, this cycle of dance and song is said to embody profound secrets about the Eldar past within its subtle movements and tonal variations. In their highest form these dances are performed only by the Eldar Harlequins, and only they really understand all of the myriad secrets hidden within these extremely physically demanding and incredibly precise dances.

SourcesEdit

  • Warhammer 40,000: Compilation (1st Edition), pg. 35
  • The Masque of Vyle (Novella) by Andy Chambers, pg. 74

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