Re: Orlanth's High Holy Day... in Pavis!
> > Yes, but...
> > - doesn't Ernalda bless their crops anyway?
> Sure, but the best blessing is when it rains too. This is the cult of
> Ernalda and Orlanth, and also of Orlanth & Ernalda.
> > - and, even if they reenact the Orlanth-Aroka-Heler myth, can't they
> > get together some time earlier or later to do another heroquest?
> It need not be the Aroka myth for this public, annual ceremony. There
> are many rain myths from the rain god. And as a "scheduled" annual
> everyone is involved, so maybe they don't want to do something as
> dangerous as the Aroka myth.
Just to expand on Greg's points, Orlanthi Fighting Aroka is not the
ordinary rain-making ritual of the Orlanthi. It is a powerful and
dangerous ritual for difficult times (most likely when there is a
severe drought and the other rituals have failed).
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