Monday, 29 May 2017

The Lord Of The Dance

Poul Anderson wrote a convincing Odin and could also have handled Hindu gods but no one can do everything.

"The Lord of the Dance" is:

an unconventional Christian hymn;
a title of Shiva;
a fictitious pagan god in Hellblazer (see here);
an Irish dancer (see here).

There is one pagan rewrite of the hymn in Hellblazer and another in SM Stirling's The Scourge Of God, Prologue, which I am starting to read.


Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor. Paul!

I'm actually familiar with that hymn, "The Lord of the Dance," which I first read in Fr. Andrew Greeley's 1984 novel LORD OF THE DANCE. But I somehow missed how that hymn was reused by Stirling in THE SCOURGE OF GOD.


Paul Shackley said...

Prologue, p. 4.

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

Thanks! I will soon reread that text, to see how "The Lord Of The Dance" was rewritten in a pagan sense.