From: Lord Julian (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 05 May 1998 - 16:06:10 EEST
La verite est une certaine forme de pertinence enonciative.
O. Soutet, Linguistics Professor at the Sorbonne
From: Julian Lord (in pleasant company)
Sandy Petersen: =
>Why would the Merfolk worship Heler? =
>I guess I missed something along the line. =
I have no idea. But: Wyrm's Footprints p.45.
>What is wrong with the traditional merfolk war-gods;
Nothing, of course.
>It seems to me that Heler is the classic case of a "tame", safe, =
>water god, and would hold little interest for most merfolk.
It looks like this thread is ending. =
The above WF reference must be a sweeping GL generalisation. =
It must be the GLs who decided that an unknown god =
worshipped by merfolk was the same as Orlanthi Heler.
The Orlanthi probably believe as a result of this that merfolk =
worship Heler. This belief must have some effect on the cult
of Heler and on his worshippers. Perhaps on *some* merfolk, too.
One way perhaps for river-or lake-dwelling merfolk to join =
Orlanthi society? Perhaps the WF story mirrors a historical
event of absorption into the Orlanthi of some merfolk clans?
One military possibility I have thought of, though:
Rain Spirits can be used to support undines.
Undines are used by merfolk as transport vehicles/tanks/etc.
Clutching at straws?
I think I'm satisfied that the merfolk, in fact, don't =
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