[Runequest] Runequest Digest, Vol 27, Issue 9

Dale Long dtl at internode.on.net
Fri Jul 23 01:25:51 EST 2010


On 23/07/2010 12:37 AM, Phil Hibbs wrote:
> Thinking mythically, I can see why a Gift might ignore the fact that 
> Yelmalion warriors use spear-and-shield. Circular shields represent 
> the sun. If the rationale for the gift were based upon some myth from 
> the Great Darkness, then Yelmalio would not have had a shield at the 
> time, as the sun was dead and so shields would be no use. Shields are 
> used nowadays because the Sun is back and can therefore be called 
> upon, but myths can often be out-of-date and anachronistic.

Also note that spears and arrows are derived from the sun's rays (as 
described in various myths).

Dale.



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