Water God/dess

From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 15:18:28 +1300

Federic Ferro:

>I also read in the new French edition of Pavis for Hero Wars that Zola Fel
>was female now, like his/her daughter Kinope.
>That's a little confusing. Couldn't there be different names for
>different genders of the same god (like Shiva who can be the lingam and
>some forms of the Shakti)?

Water gods are of mutable sex (c.f. Heler) and so I don't see this as being a gregging of the old source. In many ways, the Zola Fel looks male, in others female. Normally in the River Ritual, she would appear as female but the people of Sun County prefer him to be male.

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