Gyre souls are souls of beings who die, then are reincarnated again as different animals in the next time period.
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MeaningA gyre soul is an animal that lives again or has past lives. The sign of a grye soul is a spiral mark, like the one on Faolan's paw.
Before the Books
Finoula, and Eo were reincarnations of Fengo, they wrote on the Cave Before Time. Fengo recorded wolf-related events such as byrrgises, wolves at the Watch, and gaddergnaws. Eo inscribed about the events of his gyre soul (such as when he snapped an Outcanner's neck as Faolan), and Finoula inscribed about an owl's life.
Edme figured out that she was the reincarnation of Stormfast when she used her inner eye to read the bone and the old wolf in the text. Also Faolan used his memory of his gyre souls to lead the Wolves of the Beyond to the Distant Blue.
- Gyre souls may have helped Fengo lead the wolves into the Beyond.