Sunday, 18 June 2017
Rudi Mackenzie, on a heroic Quest, is able to send occasional letters home.
Rudi's mother, Juniper, the Chief and High Priestess of the Mackenzie Clan, is also a musician.
Juniper's songs based on Rudi's letters circulate among the Mackenzies and their allies.
The songs change and Juniper responds by changing them further.
Thus, the story of a vision of the Virgin to one of Rudi's companions is in circulation although we have reason to believe that this did happen.
Juniper mythologizes the Quest while it is happening. Rudi's half-sisters read his letters like an adventure serial and one of them is a bard, quoted at the beginnings of chapters. Juniper's husband quotes:
"'...yet half a beast is the great God Pan...'" (Chapter Six, p. 158) (see here)
If Rudi were to die on the Quest, then there would definitely be a Denial - a myth of his Resurrection and eventual Return.