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"Creator of mankind, and believed to be the first sorceress. Calling a sorceress the Great Hyne's descendant shows great respect."
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The Great Hyne is a character mentioned in Final Fantasy VIII. Although oral tradition sometimes switch his being either a deity or a person, he is credited for creating mankind, and the first Sorceress ever to exist.

A sorceress is also known as Hyne's descendant for this reason, and as a symbol of respect. The tradition of sorceresses and the passing down of their Sorceress Power began through the legends circulating around Hyne. There are two legends made known to the player in game.

Legends of Hyne

The Strong God

This story was told in-game by an old man and his grandchild in Balamb Town, who lives next door to Ma Dincht's house.

"Long, long ago...When this world was just made, there was a strong god called 'Hyne'. This god was very, very strong, but after fighting a lot of monsters, he became very tired. So he made 'people' like you and me to do all the work, and the god went to sleep. [...] However, the god was very surprised when he awoke. Surprised that there were so many people. Hyne decided to reduce the number of people by taking away the children. [...] Of course, everyone was scared then, too. And so, the battle against Hyne began. Even though the people were small, they all got together, and finally cornered him. Hyne didn't know what to do. Out of desperation, he gave half of his body to the people and ran off with the remaining other half. Well, he was a god. Anyway, it turns out Hyne tricked the people. The half that Hyne ran away with was the half that had the stronger magic. Hmmm...It might be close by, actually. It might even be watching you."

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The Legend of Vascaroon

A book titled "The Legend of Vascaroon" contained another legend of Hyne. The story is about a wise man called Vascaroon, and was read by a White SeeD named Lina to children on the White SeeD ship.

Once upon a time, there was a person named Hyne. Hyne was the ruler of the world. He became lazy and decided to make a tool to make his life easier. Hyne made a neat tool. His tool could make more tools by itself. Soon there were a lot of tools in the world. These tools were actually people.

When Hyne woke up, he was surprised because there were a lot of people. Hyne wanted to reduce the number of people, and used magic to burn up a lot of small people. The small people were children. The people cherished the children very much. So the people rebelled against Hyne. Hyne used powerful magic to fight them. The people couldn't use magic, but they had wisdom.

Eventually, Hyne began to lose the war, because there were too many people to fight, and they were getting smarter. Therefore, he decided to make peace with people by offering them half of his body along with his powers. Hyne cut his body in half and gave the people half as he promised.

Then, another war started. People began to fight over the power Hyne offered them through his body. This war lasted decades. Finally, King Zebalga and the Zebalga tribe emerged victorious and demanded Hyne's body-half to get its powers. But the body ignore their commands.

Then, Vascaroon came to the rescue. He appeared before the confused Zebalgas and revealed to them that Hyne's body-half was corrupt and possessed no real power. The body-half was actually Hyne's cast-off skin. The Zebalgas were angered by this truth, and decided to destroy Hyne. The Zebalgas never found Hyne. People began to call him "Hyne the Magician" and continued to hunt him for centuries to come.


This article uses material from the "Great Hyne" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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