Re: [Glorantha]Origins of Thunder Brothers

From: Peter Larsen <plarsen_at_uri.edu>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 07:08:01 -0400


At 10:39 AM 7/22/2004 +0200, Joerg Baumgartner wrote:
>Also, what happened to the Thunder Sisters? Or was Orlanth guaranteed to
>father sons on mortal women?

         I'm not sure that Orlanth fathered any sons on mortal women. His children were born before Time, when "mortal" wasn't a really useful classification. Could you perform a heroquest to get Orlanth to father a child? Probably, although it doesn't seem to be all that common (maybe it's just dangerous -- the only god-fathering I can think of off hand is Cragspider's experiments with Great Trolls). The trick may be that with too little "divine essence" you get a relatively ordinary child; as you increase the closeness of the contact with the god you increase the chance of getting a demigod or hero but also increase the risks to the mother.

         I think all the "Thunder Sisters" are the Weaver Women -- Orlanth's sons are Strom, his daughters probably take after their mothers (so most of the Storm Tribe daughters are Earth beings, his child with Kygor Litor is Darkness, etc.)

Peter Larsen

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