[Glorantha]Re: Origins of Thunder Brothers

From: Simon Phipp <soltakss_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 14:44:38 +0100 (BST)


Joerg Baumgartner:

> It makes me wonder, however, how many Thunder Brothers are the offspring
> of (some guise of) Orlanth and a mortal mother who made it to subcult
> worship (and how many of the mortal kids of Orlanth retired as demigods or
> just heroes).

I thought that the Thunder Brothers were the minor descendants of Orlanth/Umath. Now you get the different aspects of Orlanth (E.g. OhOrlanth, Varanorlanth) as well, but you could treat them as devolved lesser forms of Orlanth.

I am not sure how many of the Thunder Brothers are from mortal stock. The likes of Vinga and Barntar have Orlanth and Ernalda as parents. I suppose Heort was half mortal and maybe Vingkot.

> Also, what happened to the Thunder Sisters? Or was Orlanth guaranteed to
> father sons on mortal women?

Well, Vinga is one of the Thunder Brothers, so I would guess that Brothers is a generic term to include the odd ones who don't follow Ernalda. Normally, Orlanth and Ernalda's daughters would be peaceful, stay at home, earthy types and would be subcults of Ernalda and her gang.

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