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Iemanis
Iemanis

Name

Iemanis

Titles

Will of the Gohma, God of the Gohma

Race

Druthulidi

Gender

None

Family

Arrghus (spawn)
Vitreous (spawn)
Gohma (spawn)
Sulkaris' Gohma (corrupted spawn)

Birth

Before Hyrule Existed

Death

Weaponry

None

Music Themes

Iemanis was a Druthulidi who waged war against others of its kind and created the Gohma, a race of arachnids.

Etymology

Iemanis likely originated from the Deku and Huskus words ien (single) and manis (eye). It is possible the name actually came from the Gohma language, which has gone unspoken since primordial times.

Characteristics

Iemanis was a massive Druthulidi with arthropod characteristics. Its actual appearance is relatively unknown as there are few records of its existence. The Huskus describe Iemanis as 'a single eye, with countless claws, legs, and tentacles'.

As seen by Zelda, Iemanis is a gigantic crab or cockroach-like creature with two large antennae, seven eyes, and a mass of appendages sprouting from its bottom. It has no gender, but it prefers to be referred to as a male.

After its resurrection by Sulkaris with the remains of Vitreous and the Sage Medallions, Iemanis displays characteristics of the newer Gohma, such as a chitin "crown", leaf-like antennae, and the exhaust of blue fog.

Personality

Iemanis was more concerned with order and the pursuit of knowledge and survival rather than war and conquest. It wished to conquer Hyrule and absorb it into collective hierarchy where every individual would work together free of conflict for higher pursuits. As such, Iemanis had little value for individuality or luxury pursuits and often stripped its followers of free will. It was almost entirely concerned with survival and finding new ways to coexist or dominate over nature.

Powers and Abilities

Iemanis has a particularly strong will and was able to impose it on less intelligent creatures such as arthropods with ease. With enough time, Iemanis could remotely possess victims with its thoughts rather than the direct possession employed by its kin. This possession was so powerful that its victims would often be completely stripped of their personality and free will, becoming mindless creatures if Iemanis reliquished control over them. Iemanis was supposedly massive in size and could crush an entire army as well, rivaling both Majora and Bellum. Iemanis was also able to create entities of itself like other Druthulidi, though he imposed on them characteristics of other creatures depending on the task he needed them for. This eventually lead to the creation of the Gohma.

History

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This section contains plot details.

Prehistory

Iemanis arrived on Hyrule late in its primordial stage after wars between the Druthulidi had already ravaged much of the young world. Iemanis wished to put a stop to the chaos and orchestrated a harmonious cooperation between all of the Druthulidi. Naturally none of the Druthulidi complied and Iemanis was forced into conflict, creating the Gohma to carry out its will. Iemanis was rather successful and killed or absorbed many lesser Druthulidi into its collective.

Iemanis was eventually destroyed by the Huskus Valadeku, scattering its body across the landscape. Upon this, its dismembered eyes transformed into the first Tektites and Arurodas, as well as Vitreous and the Matriarch. Despite its death, the Gohma continue carrying out many of its goals even after the Sages cleansed Hyrule of Druthulidi.

Ancient Age

In 3000 BG, the Gohma, who had been wandering aimlessly around Hyrule after Iemanis' death, fell under the control of the Fallen Sage Sulkaris. Although Iemanis has been dead for millions of years, its influence remained in the Gohma and convinced Sulkaris that everything needed to be wiped clean if she wants to achieve her objective.

The Return of Sulkaris

Newiemanis

Iemanis, resurrected.

In 129 AG, Zelda V has a vision of events taking place in Hyrule's pre-historical ages. She sees many Druthulidi, amongst them Iemanis in the moments of its life as it is slain by Valadeku.

After a fail to secure the Sky City, Sulkaris hatches a plan to revive the Demon of Old, using the remains of Vitreous and the Sage Medallions.

Quotes about Iemanis

  • Its only wish is to control. To unify not through a bond or common ground, but through will alone. It would drown those in the world in its voice until but one voice was left, its own. Such is this demon, such is the fate it seeks.
Iemanis1

Iemanis' beta model

Trivia

  • Iemanis' design is based on concept art of the Guardians from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Beta

In its conceptual stages, Iemanis was but a single eye, surrounded by appendages.

Preceded by:
Title created
Position:
Will of the Gohma
Succeeded by:
Sulkaris