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02 January 2006 @ 02:18 am
Okay, possible strange question for those that may know...

I've heard that Al's birthday is in October and Ed's birthday is in January.
I was wondering if this is ever verified or mentioned anywhere and if their actual birthdates are known?

(Anyone else's birthdays would be appreciated, too.)

Thanks, if anyone knows.
Jessiscah_rambles on January 3rd, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
Ed's birthday (at least in the anime) has to be between Ocotober and February. The only two definite dates are February 1910 (when they attempted to resurrect their mother) and 3 October 1910; Ed is eleven at both these points in time.

Following on from that, Al's birthday has to be between Ed's birthday and February. His age is given as ten in February 1910, and Ed is eleven. But later in the series, after Ed's 16th birthday, he's asked how old he is, and he says he's 14. So his birthday is after Ed's.

(Manga-wise, I don't remember there being any such definite dates to work off/be restricted by. Or maybe I just haven't noticed. I've only read the manga once through.)

I'd personally put Ed's birthday between November 30 to December 17, making his astronomical zodiac sign Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer. Ophiuchus represents the mythical Greek healer Asclepius, who was killed by Zeus as "punishment for violating the natural order of the world by bringing the dead back to life". Asclepius' rod is also resembles (and is often confused with) the Caduceus, from which the Flamel symbol originates.