(urth) changing the immutable gods
jwilson at io.com
Tue Apr 4 21:47:12 PDT 2006
aramini1 at cox.net wrote:
> Jeff made the extremely valid point that a change in the character of
> a Greek God would be exceedingly out of character. That was part of
> my original point: he needed to be clothed in human flesh to
> experience change and learn. As a god, he was incapable of
> understanding humans completely.
That may be, but the problem arises, where does the change go when the
mortal passes, or the god separates form the mortal? Again, you have the
problem of changing the world or human nature. I suppose a change of the
outward aspect of human nature over an age would be believable, with
Ares quitting the spear as an age of peace spreads over the earth to
presage the birth of Christ, but that would take many mortal lifetimes
and presumably many mortals. This would remove much of Latro's
specialness and make the coincidence of his wounding and cursing either
unnecessary or ludicrously repeatable.
Then again, the age of peace began to break down again as soon as Herrod
heard the prophecy, so perhaps the answer is, Ares just took a
holiday, then went back to the old killing business once more.
Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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