Re: Good Tricksters, Hare?

From: Greg Stafford <Greg_at_Cv87Yod9r_SIGjdpfTdSSxs7qGhsg6kzd0EUxeyDI8FwWO79ZAAbORj4uE5yrlk2ewboXik>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:20:11 -0800

Andrew Solovay wrote:
> "Greg Stafford" < <>>:
> >
> >> Hermes.
> > See, he's a god who is far removed from the cosmic.
> I dunno--I think his job as the guide of the souls of the dead puts him
> firmly in the Cosmic Order (he's an essential part of an essential
> process).
> Ditto his function as the messenger of the gods--in a sense, he's the
> bridge
> between the mortal and divine worlds, which would make him a fundamental
> part of the universe.

Cosmic Tricksterism.
I never denied his other connections. They are why he's a god. they are WHY he is not just a Trickster.
> John Machin:
> > If Hermes is a capital-T Trickster, what does this say about Issaries?
> Well, I don't think Hermes *is* a capital-T trickster. He's a god with
> tricksterish elements, but so is Orlanth. Prankster, maybe, especially in
> his youth, but not Trickster.

    Greg Stafford
    President, Issaries. Inc.

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