[Glorantha]Re: Angels

From: Simon Phipp <soltakss_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 20:09:48 +0000 (GMT)

From a Gloranthan point of view, it is pretty meaninless to be arguing about how different sects of Christians or other real world monotheists define angels and demons.

In Glorantha, an angel is pretty much what you make it. The denizens of the Sky, descendents of Dayzatar, and Lux in particular, are normally referred to as Angels. Many of these fought in the Gods War. Some even came to the surface world and helped fight Darkness and Chaos. The Sky Captains are one example. However, to a troll, these would not be helpful beings, they would be enemies. So, there are no creatures in Glorantha that are seen as angelic by all people.

Malkion and his children/contemporaries are described as Angelic Beings, but few outside the Malkioni world would see them in tha way.

Similarly, one person's demon is another person's deity. Ogres worship Cacodemon, most people see Cacodemon as a demon. Gorgorma is a demon to many people, but a goddess to some earth cults. Monster Man is a deity worshipped by some Lodrili in some circumstances but Dara Happan Emperors see him as a Demon. There are many more examples, Dehori spring to mind as one.

In answer to the original question, yes angels do exist in Glorantha and the descendants of Dayzatar/Lux are the main exaples. However, as in most of Glorantha, Gloranthan Angels do not correspond to those of the real world. That's mainly because Glorantha is not the real world.

Simon (Getting good at using the Page Down key again)                                   

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