I'm watching Secret of Kells now and something funny has occurred to me. I'd love to hear other fans' responses to my weird theory, or if anyone else has their own interpretation to some of the more mysterious themes in this movie, I'd love to hear your ideas.
Brother Aidan and Aisling never appear on screen at the same time, they both have long white hair, and they both share an affinity with Pangur Ban. It might seem a bit silly to say Aidan is secretly Aisling, yet don't the two seem to share an errie connection? Both function as guides for Brendan.
I've always wondered if Aisling could be a guardian angel for Brendan, rather than just some kind of fairy. Aidan has a line where he says "I didn't know they made angels as funny looking as me!" He is also the one who encourages Brendan to visit the outside, which is where he encounters Aisling. What do others think of the interpretation of Aisling as an angel? I know that Brother Aidan is based on a historical person, so it's unlikely that he's meant to be an angel himself, yet his function in Brendan's life is very angelic: he both protects Brendan and provides him with "divine inspiration" for his art.
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