Monday, 23 May 2016

When Niall Met Dahut

In the atrium of Dahut's house in Ys:

Niall walks across a mosaic of seals and dolphins;
pillars are marmoreal;
the ceiling is gilt-trimmed;
panels bear pictures of the Gods, including -

- Cernunnos,
Epona the Rider,
She of the Teeth Below (Nan?);
Taranis of the Hammer;
Belisama of the Evenstar;
the many-armed sea monster, Lir -

- furnishings are sumptuous;
there is a hint of incense.

Niall is a barbarian but also a King and knows how to bear himself like one. The deal between him and Dahut is as good as sealed.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And this time it was DAHUT who would become the seduced, rather than the seductress! If it hadn't involved the destruction of Ys, I would have said she richly deserved being duped by Niall.