Saturday, 4 June 2016
Which Gods To Serve?
"'Epona and the rest are shrunk to sprites, phantoms...' and she has gone far from Their ways;
"'Wotan and his war-band are aliens...'";
Christ would deny her her freedom;
she is the last worshiper of the Ysan Three who give her some powers to live by.
Nemeta has two reasons for remaining in the woods instead of joining Gratillonius and Verania in Confluentes. She will not accept Christ. Dahut could reach her in the town because its river is tidal. She concludes her conversation with Gratillonius thus:
"'Father, 'tis you I sometimes weep for.'" (p. 358)
By now we know that nature will respond like the music in a film. Section 1 concludes:
"Wind moaned in the trees. The first raindrops fell down it." (ibid.)
Nemeta weeps. Wind moans. Rain falls. Pathetic fallacy is woven into the text almost like the grammar.