Weeping Mother of Chaos
|Also Known As||Weeping Aesma|
- "It was said that Aesma never learned a lesson, which was true until she lost her sight from viewing the universe. Then she had learned one." - Aesma and the Three Masters
- "Pree Aesma was YISUN’s thirty second student, after Hansa died. She was rather small, and unlike the burnished cynicism of Hansa harbored only a brutal ambition and a tendency to fly into rages which reddened and contorted her delicate face. Nevertheless, YISUN found her brash manner somewhat refreshing." - Abbadon, chapter 1-4
A disciple of YISUN, Aesma was quite arrogant and self-absorbed, despite being surrounded by beings who often pursued 'higher' goals. Her hubris is recounted in a four-part story, "Aesma and the Three Masters (and the lessons she never learned)".
Aesma's untamable nature, her endless envy for the achievements of others and her impetuous wanting of whatever desire captures her attention leads her on numerous misadventures - which result in impossible quests, fantastic deeds, mortifications, humiliations, and epic Creation shaking violence. One such misadventure is recounted in "Aesma and the Red Eyed King."
Sayings About Aesma
Aesma once stole Medam's staff to use as a toothpick, then complained when it was too heavy and promptly returned it. She still dragged it out the Hall of Law, leaving a great furrow across the land so wide a minor god of justice fell in on the way back from a nap in the garden and was never seen again.
- Concordance floating text. Commentary from King of Swords 1-6.
History[edit | edit source]
Pree Aesma was YISUN's thirty second student, after Hansa died. She was rather small, and unlike the burnished cynicism of Hansa harbored only a brutal ambition and a tendency to fly into rages which reddened and contorted her delicate face. Pree Ashma is contrasted with Hansa as "YISUN's other disciple".
Aesma, the least wise of YISUN's companions, once asked the only question which YISUN hesitated to answer.
One day, because of her unruliness, Aesma was expelled from YISUN's Speaking House before the wine was served which made her furiously angry. She vented her anger in a brawl with passing pilgrims, searched for wine at the Temple of the Sun, mooned the priests, was beaten up and tossed out for her disrespect. The priest there admonished her to find a husband. Aesma decided to do just that. After much searching she eventually learned the only being who could possibly be a match her was the Red Eyed King. Wielder of Names 5-89.
Though she knew the Seven Syllables of Royalty, the true name of YISUN eluded her until she was shown it, which blinded her. It was said that Aesma never learned a lesson, which was true until she lost her sight from viewing the universe. Then she had learned one.
Her advice to Prim was "Annihilate [Hansa's] body with fire and free yourself of his burden." As she is called "weeping Ashma" at this point, this likely happened after she was shown the true name of YISUN.
Angels sometimes pray to her to apologize for the violence they they are about to inflict. Aesma kind of chilled out a bit once her eyes were blown out from seeing the true shape of the universe and the secret name of God. She spent the rest of her days bashing significantly fewer heads (though she did bash a few here and there for good measure).
Worship[edit | edit source]
Aesma's Spine is the tallest structure in Throne (excluding the Red City), if it can be called a structure. It is where the warrior-hermit devotaries of Aesma gather in large numbers on their endless pilgrimage. The followers of Aesma are usually warrior-hermits who disdain society and live a ragged and violent existence. They are good
A common prayer to Aesma goes thus: "Weeping mother of chaos! Give me the strength to set my eyes firmly upon the horizon. If I look back, quickly cleave my head from my shoulders!”
Appearances[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Wielder of Names 5-89
- KSBD Tumblr
- Aesma and the Three Masters
- KSBD 2-31
- KSBD 4-59
- KSBD 3-39
- KSBD 4-69
- Aesma and the Three Masters, Part 3 and 4
- KSBD 5-87
- KSBD 1-16
- Aesma and the Three Masters: Part 2
- Prim Leaves Her Father’s House
- KSBD 1-14
- KSBD Tumblr
- Comment on Prim Leaves Her Father’s House
- KSBD Tumblr
- KSBD Tumblr
- King of Swords 6:56
- Kill Six Billion Demons 1:15