Okay, so pardon my theorizing here, but has anyone had this idea before? I’m not quite sure how (most of you on this forum are far cleverer, and can probably parse this out if I’m on the right track), but Mr. Eaten seems to have a LOT of Fisher King symbolism. The Fisher King exists as a meeting of Arthurian and Christian Mythos, it ties to the ideas of wounding, consumption, and binding to the land, and I think, most persuasive of all, was a prominent motif in "The Wasteland", and we all know that "The Wasteland" is tied deep in to the message.[li]
In addition, certain Eaten events, which I am loathe to elaborate on, tie VERY obviously to Arthurian Legend, not just the candles. I refer specifically to certain parties at a certain carnival.
Do any of you have any ideas?