[Glorantha]Wives of Pelaskos

From: Jerome Blondel <jeblondel_at_free.fr>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 08:31:17 +0200

Joerg Baumgartner
>>>>> Certainly Illuriad or Oyster Girl is a daughter of Tholaina. Her
>>>>> by Pelaskos has a parallel in Odayla's wooing of the Lady of the
>Not really - she is his treaty wife, given in exchange for the release
>Oskippos. There was no wooing, just an afterthought for releasing

I was referring to the Twelve Bird festival in Tradetalk #4 as a model for the wooing. There, it is the Pelaskite founding myth and the goddess (clearly Oyster Girl is not Illuriad) is rather hard to catch and on her own. Well, the usual behaviour that you'd expect from nymphs.

>Oskippos is called a sea demon, i.e. an unpleasant deity of >the
>wet deeps. While he could be a husband or child of Tholaina, it is as
>likely that he was the ruler of some mertribe.

Locally it would be the mermen of Choralinthor Bay but I doubt very much that if Oskippos was their leader he would be called a mere demon, as if there was nothing to be proud of.

Seems to me that Pelaskos has many wives in many ports. :)


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