Re: Jorkandros, lunar command, etc...

From: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_...>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 07:36:09 +0000 (GMT)

> To be fair about the Gregging (for once), I don't
> think there was even
> much of an indication he was known as Polaris to the
> Heortlings, so much
> as no indication of any name other than Polaris/Pole
> Star for 'im...
> (The old Prospaedia does say specifically 'Yelm
> Pantheon', frex.)

When his relationship with Kallyr was ever mentioned, he was "Pole Star". And I agree that there were hardly any other mentions beyond that: the general feeling at the time was that Pole Star, by *any* name, simply had no place in Orlanthi mythology. The nearest link we had was via Yelorna, which ain't all that near. Hence my attempts at the time to write Kallyr a bunch of Yelornan friends, a semi-Vingan myth about Pole Star joining the Storm Tribe, and generally create the link.

> I
> think it depends on one's take on what Kallyr's
> precise relationship
> with the star is (and at this point in time too,
> before certain later stellar shenanigans).

Which is probably still in the a state of Greggly flux, and we'd better leave well alone. Unless anyone has better information?

> Personally I do wonder how well Polaris' magic,
> organising a
> balletically precise movement of a symphony of
> interconnected but
> separately moving military parts works with _any_
> Orlanthi within
> several hundred miles, but that's another matter.

My original myth did come up with an explanation of this... the answer seemed to be "not very well".

But this is why I wonder if Rigsdal really is Polaris. They seem to be totally different gods. And since I'm still having to look up all the new varieties of Orlanth and Ernalda, I've probably missed something.

Jane Williams                                   

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