While I was playing Shin Megami Tensei Persona 3, I was doing an extra lesson on the tarot and Mr Edogawa started talking about the Sephirot. He then went and mentioned one of its branches and I recognized three from Tales of the Abyss:
- Malkuth => the Malkuth Empire which opposes the Kindom of Kimlasca
- Hod => the country that Guy and Mary came from that was destroyed in the previous war
- Chokhmah => as in Grand Chokhmah being the capital of the Malkuth Empire
There was also the fact that Sephirot can be transliterated to English as Sephiroth, which is the name of the tree that keeps the world up and out of the Qliphoth.
This got me wondering: is there a connection between the Sephirot and Tales of the Abyss? Or are all of these just coincidences?