Re: A new RW inspiration for zzaburi : Druids !

From: Jeff <richaje_at_Ve5_7vzXt8eI9R36BRqZc55bhXpQqEsCQNtK77Vw1YM3DWAiUYFICvcx2S9yqJpo4ceB>
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2012 09:12:21 -0000

> Diodorus Siculus, writing in the first century BC: 'They cut off the
> heads of enemies slain in battle and attach them to the necks of their
> horses. The blood-stained spoils they hand over to their attendants and
> carry off as booty, while striking up a paean and singing a song of
> victory; and they nail up these first fruits upon their houses... they
> embalm in cedar oil the heads of the most distinguished enemies...'
> Very Thanatari... 8-)

Not at all. Thanatari are not heroic age warriors who decapitate their foes after killing them in combat and keep them as trophies (which sometimes even continue to talk and advise after death). Thanatari are a *perversion* of this. They decapitate the still-living, magically enslave their victims, and torment them forever (unless released by Lhankor Mhy's ritual).

Chaos cults like Thanatar are perversions, despised even by head hunters.


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