Re: Longevity and immortality in Glorantha
> --- In WorldofGlorantha_at_yahoogroups.com, Benedict Adamson <yahoo@>
> > I believe an underlying characteristic of immortality in Glorantha is
> > changeless-ness, that is, the loss of the free will and the option to
> > change what kind of a being you are. If so, a side effect or
> > requirements of any method of achieving longevity is mental
> This would fit with what we know about the Great Compromise - The Gods
> have no free will and can not change, but they are immortal as time
> does not exist for them. Whereas in the the mortal world change and
> free will are possible, but so is ageing as Time does exist there.
> So for someone to become immortal, they must somehow refute the Great
> Compromise (aka Time)or retire to the Other Side.
It would also fit in with the Brithini, would it not? IIRC so long as
they follow their caste duties properly and changelessly they don't
age (I'm sure someone else here can state that in a more technically
correct form, but I think that is the core of it).
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