Re: Orlanthi Initiation

From: Ian Cooper <ian_hammond_cooper_at_...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 14:09:18 -0000

"Mike Gibb" wrote:
> Im just about to take my players through an initiation ceremony and
>it has got me thinking about the ceremony itself.What is the
>comparable myth for Orlanth?

Ok, off the top of my head (I don't have the sources to hand) the important myth, that of Orlanth's initiation appears in KoS, and involves Orlanth and his brothers being throwninto various pits, in which they meet and overcome enemies (Humankt gets thrwn into the fighting pit, but I cannot remember the others). IIRC there is a suggestion that this myth forms part of the Orlanthi initiation ceremony.

>And as all the pcs are 15 year old Heortling lads - which aspect(s)
>of Orlanth is/are likely to be seen in the ceremony/myth?

AFAIK Herotling initiation ceremonies also involve, meeting Second Son to learn the secrets given to Heort the primary cultural hero) and then participating in I Fought We Won. IIRC Jane Williams had something about this on her site at one point. Jane?  

Ian Cooper

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