> (By the way, let me say that I want to keep the word Hero for its
> specific Gloranthan theological meaning: Someone who alters the
> structure of Other World Reality. I don't think creating a continuum
> down to the farmer defending his stead helps.)
Fair enough. Might I suggest that a Hero (initial capital) keeps this meaning, but a hero (lower-case) is someone who does a brave and self-sacrificing deed?
Now, how you you classify the farmer who does a ritual that increases his clan's links with Ernalda, thus causing her to make his fields more fertile?
Jane Williams jane_at_williams.nildram.co.ukhttp://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~janewill/gloranth/index.shtml
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