Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Eodan and Tjorr were mythologized as Odin and Thor;
Carl Farness also contributed to the myth of Odin/Hermes/Mercury;
Marius defeated barbarian invaders, including Eodan, and was remembered by Gratillonius, the last King of Ys;
Gratillonius' contemporary, Patricius, was later invoked as St Patrick and remembered by displaced gods who helped Skafloc Elven Fosterling;
Skafloc saw the drowned tower of Ys.
In the future:
Marius is remembered in more than one future;
Nicholas van Rijn and others invoke saints;
van Rijn names a spaceship "Mercury";
van Rijn's protege, David Falkayn, is remembered as the Founder of the colony on Avalon;
Falkayn's crew member, Adzel, is remembered as the Wayfarer and has a Square named after him;
a star is named "Patricius";
Dominic Flandry and many others remember Manuel Argos as the Founder of the Terran Empire;
Flandry tells stories of van Rijn;
Flandry's fiancee, Kossara, is canonized;
the Kirkasanters do not remember Hugh McCormac but we know that, banished by Flandry, he led their ancestors into exile.
This is a magnificent panorama of prominent individuals in myth and history, past, future and parallel.