From: Michael Cule (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 16 Jan 1997 - 16:13:47 EET
M Anderson <email@example.com> observed:
> There has been much written here recently about heroes, far too much to
> comment on each of the individual posts. It set me to thinking.....
> Can a hero truly be a hero if they claim to be one? (Please excuse me
> while I remove myself from Gloranthan heroes and use some RL examples
> here, it is a lot easier to refer to folks we all agree on, rather than
> ones that seem to be ephemeral in motive and style from post to post.)
He then goes on to discuss real-world heroes and heroics in a perfectly rational
and balanced way.
(I myself get high blood pressure every time I hear some overpaid pop star or
footballer referred to as a hero.)
1) On Glorantha, Hero has a specific theological/cosmological meaning. It
signifies a mortal who has put on immortality by an act of their own will, one
who has woven a new step into the Dance of the World and made themselves a
part of the Web of Arachne Solara.
2) Yes, on Glorantha, a braggart and a self publicist can be a true Hero. For
proof we need look no farther than Sir Ethilrist.
Actor And Genius
AKA Theophilus Prince Archbishop of the Far Isles Medeival Society
Motto Nulla Spes Sit In Resistando (Resistance is Useless)
Ask me about The Far Isles: Better Living Through Pan Historic Anachronisms
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