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Originally posted by Kantzveldt
reply to post by Eidolon23
But stylistically i could only say it looks more like your first image yet in overall theme is more in keeping with the role playing caricatures.
It is interesting what you mention with regards to a Deity that is the personification of Death who isn't going to be overly concerned with much else, but there are of course balancing factors and ways around that found in mythology, compromise were an individual was allowed to leave the underworld and be rejuvenated if another exchanged places, for example Dumuzid and his loving sister in Uruk lore.
In my opinion people will only write and introduce into the zeitgeist what is determined by Higher Spiritual Powers, some certainly do that with more awareness than others, but ultimately i consider everything ever written of one aspect of spiritual influence or another, my definition of what constitutes spirit is very broad however, my particular favourite being 'Elan'.
Of course it can be written how the particular story we find ourselves in at present ends, and even start to write our next, but that will only ever be as reliable as the particular spirit that informs it...
In a myth about the end of Ra's rule on the earth, Ra sends Hathor or Sekhmet to destroy mortals who conspired against him. In the myth, Sekhmet's blood-lust was not quelled at the end of battle and led to her destroying almost all of humanity, so Ra poured out beer dyed with red ochre or hematite so that it resembled blood. Mistaking the beer for blood, she became so drunk that she gave up the slaughter and returned peacefully to Ra