Saturday, 21 May 2016
Samhain In Ys
the Fire Fountain;
crowds of masked, costumed revelers;
wine, ale, hemp and mushrooms;
groups of musicians;
dancing and random embracing;
a man mimicking the Crucifixion outside the church;
a processional dance along Lir Way to High Gate.
sexual license and orgies;
occasional violence in Lowtown;
sex between Dahut and Tommaltach after which she tells him that it was a mortal misdeed that can only be redeemed if he fights her father to the death.
No! Sex is the greatest intimacy between (at least) two people. To use it to trap and manipulate someone like this has to be one of the vilest deeds imaginable. Dahut is up there with the best of the fictional villainesses. Who to compare her to? An adult version of Narnia could show us Jadis, the White Witch, at her best.