Re: Lodril in grand scheme of things
Just to follow up on Mark's spot-on reply. All Dara Happans
acknowledge Yelm as Emperor of the Universe and the Sun God, but very
few Dara Happans are pure enough to be admitted into His presence -
just as few Dara Happans are allowed to have much contact with the
Dara Happan Emperor.
Lodril (who is known by many names) and his sons are the gods of the
peasants, the workers, the folk who plant rice and work the plough,
the muddy folk. He is lusty and impure and accepts anyone in His
presence. The peasants celebrate his many festivals and ceremonies;
they can worship Lodril directly unlike Yelm.
Other popular gods include goddesses such as Oria and Oslira.
- In WorldofGlorantha_at_yahoogroups.com, "Mark Galeotti"
> --- In WorldofGlorantha_at_yahoogroups.com, "John Galloway" <yuskim1@>
> > 1) Is Lodril considered to be a minor god by the Dara Happans?
> > 2) Is Lodril a minor god?
> No to both; all Dara Happans obviously revere Yelm as the lord of all,
> but relatively few would have any personal relationship with him; I's
> imagine that Lodril, as the loyal and hard-working god of the
> commoners, is probably the most widely-worshipped deity among them.
> All the best
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