>PL> >Orlanth himself is a mixture -- he is a god who knows some dragon
> > magic,
> > He is a god who fights dragons. The only time he was their friend
> > was when he was beguiled.
>Surely he gained some dragon knowledge then?
Knowing Orlanthi, he would have forgotten it.
_I_ say it was Orlanth [that broke the dance], because he loves trouble, and could not bear to understand the draconic way by his very nature. KoS p191.
>The cult of Orlanth Dragonfriend still exists, at least in
There are no practitioners of it and AFAIK worship of it is impossible since Alakoring freed Orlanth from Arangorf.
> > Kolat may rule over spirits but Orlanth does not.
>Orlanth rules over Kolat, doesn't he?
Direct rule over spirits is still alien to him.
> > The Goddess is a theistic deity with a transcendent self. Chaos
> > also makes up a large proportion of her. Animist powers (Jakaleel)
> > and Sorcery (Makabeus) are known within her but seem to be minor.
>A better way, perhaps, of making my point -- from "close up" the groups that
>worship the Goddess can be discerned as theist, sorcerous, etc, but from far
>away, her worshippers are All One. As you point out, the Goddess has all
But some parts are more prominent than others, both from the worshippers PoV and from the cosmological PoV. Saying that the Goddess is a theistic deity with a transcendent self is more accurate than saying the Goddess is everything.
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