I just finished David Eddings' Malloreon and in chapter 25 it comes to passing that
Belgarath insists to not be separated from his wife, Poledra, again. What exactly happened to Poledra is in itself kind of obscure, but as far as I know, she was kept away from Belgarath for 3k years, by her own choice, as the Gods needed her to do stuff behind the scenes to await the coming of Garion. The story was devised that Poledra died during delivery of the twins, when Belgarath was away. But in fact, she roamed the earth as a wolf. She never left, she wasn't dead, but she was never there in human form, except for a few occasions.
Now when the Choice was made by the Seeress of Kell on the Korim Reef, Belgarath voices the unthinkable and wishes to join Poledra. Eriond, by then a God, supports his unorthodox choice and touches both of them with the Orb. Touching the Orb means death. Yet, Belgarath and Poledra don't burn away like Torak did when he had a close encounter with the Orb. No, instead they become surrounded by a blue nimbus, hinting to them being turned into Gods at that moment (?) However, the whole 'fellowship' is in tears and the atmosphere in the book is one of death and departure surrounding that moment.
Yet, Belgarath joins Belgarion and the 'fellowship' onto the Seabird all the way back to the Vale where Polgara delivers her twins on the very last page of the book. Hence my question -
- What happened to Belgarath and Poledra when they were touched by the Orb?