Three is a complete cycle unto itself. It is past, present, future
Alina, (past) Mac (present), Dani, (future)
There are three wishes, genies have three wishes, three leprecons, three prince or princesses, three witches, three weird sisters among others.
(Barrons last chance?)
Celtic: Bridgit is threefold; there are the Three Blessed Ladies and innumerable Triads, often a threefold aspect of the same divinity.
There are 3 phases to the moon.
The astral or emotional body stays connected to the physically body for three days after death.
Barrons (never assume somthing is dead untill you have poked its asshes and come back )
The symbol of three is the triangle
Nine is symbolized by the two triangles which are a symbol of male, fire, mountain and female, water, cave principles
Barrons and Mac?
Celtic legend symbolizes nine as a highly significant number. It is a central number with the eight directions with the center making nine. Nine is connected with the Beltane Fire rites which are attended by 81( 8+ 1= 9) men, nine at a time.
(Barrons and his 8=9)
So if 3 is one triangle and 9 is 2 triangles, could the 9 represent a "mirror" image of the 1 triangle? A reflection of the first triangle?
But why would it need to kill to keep everything in side it safe? Why not just hide? And the BOOk was picking its own victims.BEAST:
2)Beast in the book, ryodan acted like it couldn't hurt anyone? But who knows. The book still was killing anything around it. To keep what inside it safe???
You have 1) the beast protecting Mac, 2) Alina protecting Mac, 3) Dani protecting Mac at the abbey.The beast at the end according to Ryodan had to either be outwitted or die to get Mac out of the Silvers. It was her protector, but it would kill her way out. So does that mean, Alina had to die. She was protecting Mac but maybe she didn't understand the whole picture of what she was doing???
Both the beast and Alina have died. Does this "foreshadow" what it to come for Dani?