Saturday, 7 May 2016
"They Make Us What We Are"
"'...we, Their worshippers, cannot sit passive. They make us what we are, our unique selves, Ys.'" (Gallicenae, p. 196)
I agree with this even though I do not believe that the Gods literally exist. I do not think that there could be rational beings whose libraries contained histories and science but no fiction or myths. To know what is is also to know what is not and therefore to think about that also. But, even if rational beings could exist without myth or fiction, they would certainly not be human beings.
And we would not be who we are if, instead of Homer, the Bible and Sherlock Holmes, we read entirely different literature, scriptures and novels. So, yes, the Ysan Gods make the Ysans who they are.