Hi! In regards to your post about the "goddess of the universe" thing, I'm pretty sure in s1e1, the Arusians mention something about a lion goddess? At the time I think it was taken they meant Allura, but she had been hidden in stasis in the castle until then so I don't think they'd have ever seen her before that convo. It seems like maybe it could be evidence of something like in your post. I just thought I'd point it out since your post reminded me of it and I'd love to hear what you think!
That is true! The Arusians had never seen Allura, but, they did have humanoid figures of a “Lion Goddess” that they believed commanded Voltron, and upon hearing Allura was the ruler of the castle they ascribed that to her- but now, what would’ve created that original belief? Especially if, by the logical timeline…
Allura’s last memory was the fall of Altea. That means that when the Castle arrived on Arus, no Arusian would have seen her walking around. Furthermore, the castle had to be “awakened” by the Blue Lion before the way to that pod room lit up, and Allura’s pod was sealed in the floor, not visible.
Furthermore, since Arus seems separate from the larger galactic community (they haven’t achieved space travel yet) they wouldn’t have ever had an opportunity to see Voltron itself.
But the Arusians…
depict a tall, cat-headed figure in a full robe or dress.