Orlanthi Household Spirits

From: Frederic Ferro (ferro@clipper.ens.fr)
Date: Mon 05 Jan 1998 - 12:54:32 EET

If there is an analogy between the Orlanthi and the Celts,
there could be some kinds of tutelary spirits like some
fairy-tale leprechauns (or Latin Lares, Penates)
who would protect the home, mend some items and haunt
the unoccupied houses. They could be associated with
Mahome, god of the hearth, Geo or Ernalda.

Of course, the family would have to sacrifice some
"libations" to these house-guardians. When the family
wants to change subtantially the house (e.g.: add a new fireplace),
they must ask the permission. When they move in, there
is a ceremony to please the "Older Inhabitants".
They can be mischievous too, if you forget to honour them.



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