(urth) TWK: The Aelf dilemma

James Wynn thewynns at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 6 19:44:31 PST 2005

>Also, what are the implications of the "up-giving" of blood? It is
>clear that, for a human, the blood of an Aelf has terrific healing
>properties. But both Baki and Uri were so eager to have Able drink
>from them that it must confer some desirable benefit to the Aelf as
>well. My guess was that it served to bind the human to them somehow,
>but I don't think I saw any clear evidence that Able was compelled to
>do anything for Baki.

This seemed pretty obvious to me. It was a sacrifice. All worshippers desire
to have their sacrifices accepted by their gods. What is the benefit to
humans to chop up an ox and burn it on an altar?


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