Sunday, 5 August 2018
Children Of Humankind
When Chinook reaches the Others' frontier, the two Others who come aboard have been called from Earth. For the sake of their avatar, Caitlin, they appear as Irish deities: Aengus mac Og and Brigit. (XLIV, p. 371) They could have taken other forms.
Later, Caitlin tells Joelle:
"'.. .- those two of them we met - children of humankind - in a way more deep than blood, they descend from you.'" (XLVII, p. 388)
I believe that the gods are our "children." We project them although they are a necessary part of us - or, more generally, our imagination, which creates all the gods, is a necessary part of us. But what does Caitlin mean when she calls the two Others in the forms of gods children of humankind and descendants of Joelle?