This BCE profile is a god, who has been mythologized into a vast lineage as a chain of real European royalty ancestors, which in turn has been propagated into WikiTree.
So, what actually will happen to this, and is it worth my while to provide any redirect links first, in the bio, in the Comments, in G2G?
The guideline says that the redirect will be to Wikipeida. Well, in cases like this, the Wikipedia article is about the god, not the ancestor. And more problematic is that his surrounding relatives do not have any evident Wikipedia articles.
So if he gets a redirect link to that, but the rest of the line around him just gets deleted, what's the point? The tree branch will disappear. His only known prior existence as a profile will be if somebody happened to have him linked in a remote bio somewhere, I guess.
On the other hand, there are numerous trees that would provide a better link, such as
or related Wikipedia pages which are not direct profiles of the person, but which make relevant references to the person's status as an ancestor, such as
So I am just wondering it it would be a complete waste of valuable time to provide any of this source linking for any of these BCE profiles beforehand. Because if the tree branch will get broken, I think it would be a waste of time, even for a profile that has a good Wikipedia profile article to be redirected to. Because nobody will ever find the profile, by the usual method of clicking through the tree.
Not to mention any loose duplicates or branches floating around, which will no longer get matched to anything that can be found as a prior profile.
On the other hand, if I am wrong, what would be the protocol for providing such Wikipedia (or other) links?
Not to be cynical, but my gut tells me that the whole redirect concept as stated is a bit of wishful thinking, and that the real-world practice by powers-that-be will be a whole lot of profile deletion. Which is maybe okay as well, as long as I don't spend much time on profiles that just go away. And then also, such lineages are likely to be replicated again, when people look and cannot find them on WikiTree.
The whole guidelines on this seems a bit sketchy, so I welcome any thoughts or plans or instructions.