In Greek mythology, the goddess in charge of unity and agreement is Harmonia. In the Roman pantheon, it’s Concordia. Concordia has some responsibilities that Harmonia doesn’t have. Concordia is responsible for marital harmony and connection, as well as the unity of mankind. In Grace Awakening, Concordia was given the surname Iugo. Iugo is Latin and reflects this role. According to the Google translator iugo encompasses the following verbs:
join, joint, join together, bind together, band, link, connect, inosculate, interlace, interlock, bridge, couple, rally, compound, amalgamate, clasp, leash, pair, marry, yoke, wed, complect, harness, aggregate, conjoin, pan, agglutinate, commingle, lark, conflate, compact, unite, fun, mate
You get the idea. Concordia’s job here is to join couples. To ensure strong bonds of communication, she has a ceremonial rite of bonding. Ben takes advantage of this opportunity to strengthen his ties to Grace. He is trying to tie them together in a way that ensures no one can pull them apart.
What do you think about this? If you had an opportunity to layer the bonds between you and your beloved so that your communication was clear and no one could separate you, would you take advantage of it? Or do you prefer a little mystery in your relationship? Do you want to maintain more privacy than Grace is able to have after she’s bonded?