Monday, 2 May 2016
A Child At Sea
The Andersons' The King Of Ys, Volume I, culminates in the birth of a child and Volume II begins with the viewpoint of a very young child. If we have read Volume I, then we understand what is happening:
the child is at sea;
a fleet is being blessed;
there were people in bright robes at the docks;
a grey-bearded man with a long spiked pole was frightening;
the child has nine Mothers;
some of them sprinkle oil on the prows;
her robed father has a hammer and a Key.
The story of Ys continues although the viewpoint has changed and everything is new.