Arknights Lore: Skadi the Corrupting Heart as the Indonesian Nyai Roro Kidul in reference to costume | Arknights Wiki

DISCLAIMER: Not confirmed by Hypergryph, may not be 100% correct. But some similarities are there and it is a possibility.

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The description of Skadi the Corrupting Heart’s Bloodline of Combat costume confirms that she becomes a deity, especially with the pronoun change of one that is only used by divine entities. Or at least in one timeline. And well, Integrated Strategies 3 related things. If you know you know. I will not go into spoiler territory here.

Bloodline of Combat series – Sublimation. They dwell at the wreckage of the Iberian cathedral flooded by the sea, and the singing came out of their throat and into the ears of every sea terror.

When they decide to achieve perfection for this body, the sea terrors will rise from Terra, towards the infinite galaxy above the skies.

Kanjeng Ratu Kidul, also known as Nyai Roro Kidul is a deity in Indonesian folklore. She is the Queen of the Southern Sea (Indian Ocean) in Sundanese and Javanese mythology. She is often illustrated as a mermaid with a tail as well as the lower body parts of a fish. The mythical creature is claimed to be able to take the soul of any who she wished for. According to local popular beliefs around coastal villages on Southern Java, the Queen often claims lives of fishermen or visitors that bathe on the beach, and she usually prefers handsome young men.

The role of Nyai Loro Kidul as a Javanese Spirit-Queen became a popular motif in traditional Javanese folklore and palace mythologies, as well as being tied in with the beauty of Sundanese and Javanese princesses. Another aspect of her mythology was her ability to change shape and her appearance several times a day.

Nyai Loro Kidul is in control of the violent waves of the Indian Ocean from her dwelling place in the heart of the ocean in a significant amount of the folklore that surrounds her.

The Javanese believe her demeanor is at times malevolent, and that she can only be soothed by strict observance of complex rituals. Her appearance varies as frequently as her temperament. Apart from her shape-shifting powers, when the moon wanes she becomes an old hag, and when it waxes she appears as a beautiful young woman, having shed her age like a snake sheds its skin. Babad Tanah Jawi characterizes her as “snake-like”. Artistic depictions of Kanjeng Ratu Kidul generally portray her as having the upper body of a beautiful woman and the lower half of a snake which is usually covered by her green gown, her carriage or the wave of the ocean.

Indeed, snakes are often the physical manifestation of tutelary spirits, perceived to be the protector of the soil and the guardian of its fertility, wealth, and welfare. Most often, like the spirit queen herself, they live in water sources or certain trees. While the snake is not the only form the queen takes, it is a creature that is associated with her by her carriage, usually portrayed as a winged naga, or the hidden lower half of her body.

Another pervasive part of folklore surrounding her is the color aqua green, gadhung m’lathi in Javanese, which is favored and referred to by her and is thus forbidden to wear along the southern coast of Java. She is often described as wearing clothes or selendang (silky sashes) in this color.

Although her legends are mostly linked to the 16th century Javanese Mataram Sultanate, the older manuscript traced her legendary origin to the era of the Sundanese kingdom of Pajajaran and the legend of the ill-fated princess Kadita.

However, Javanese and Sundanese anthropological and cultural studies suggest that the myth of the Queen of Java’s Southern Seas probably originated from older prehistoric animistic beliefs in the pre-Hindu-Buddhist female deity of the southern ocean. The fierce waves of the Indian Ocean on southern Java’s coasts, its storms and sometimes tsunamis, probably had raised in the locals awe and fear of natural power, and locals attributed it to the spiritual realm of deities and demons that inhabit the southern seas ruled by their queen, a female deity, later identified as “Queen Kidul”.

The mythological roots of Kanjeng Ratu Kidul are both much older and go much further afield to South, Southeast, and East Asia. The figure of Kanjeng Ratu Kidul has been influenced by elements from a variety of Indian and Islamic associations with the basic Southeast Asian belief in snake spirits. This belief is also related to the East Asian beliefs in dragons and river spirits, from whom Kanjeng Ratu Kidul inherited her partiality to the color green and her association with rulers.

In the Hindu-Buddhist times of Java (circa 600 – 1500 CE) she was associated with the Hindu goddess Durga and the native Javanese fertility goddess Dewi Sri, both of whom respectively became matched with the malevolent and benevolent sides of her character.

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