Wednesday, 4 May 2016
A Hero Myth
"...had been told about Moses, Romulus, Sigurd, a hundred great men."
-Poul Anderson, Time Patrol (New York, 2006), p. 73.
Here is another:
"Torna...was raising Niall maqq Echach, son of the King of Mide. He had rescued the child from the murderous spite of the King's new wife, Mongfind, the witch-queen out of Mumu.
"...Torna deemed Niall of an age to return to Temir, show that he was not dead as everybody there believed, and claim his rights. Mongfind could wreak no further harm upon him."
-Poul and Karen Anderson, Gallicenae (London, 1988), p. 104.
And how many witch-queens are there in the past histories of Anderson or the Andersons?