Tuesday, 3 April 2018

God And Javak

In conversation, friends and acquaintances easily accept and interchange references to each other's deities:

Axor makes the sign of the cross while Targovi fingers a small turquoise hexagon inlaid in gold with an interlinked circle and triangle;

when Axor remarks that God will always be the supreme artist, Targovi replies that He is also supreme at surprises;

when Axor asks what can be done except to pray to God for helpless beings throughout the galaxy, Targovi replies that they can try to reach Daedalus before Javak looses his flames and Axor thanks him for his assistance.

World views meet in linguistic usage. Near here, the Cumbrian village of Kirkby Thore retains the name of a Norse god but has a church of St Michael.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

Dang! I never noticed or took note of that before, the apparently religious piece of jewelry worn by Targovi. Albeit the design seems so abstract that I wonder IF it had any particular significance.