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Apr. 13th, 2007 | 12:35 pm

Another point is that I like that many of our Deities don't have detailed myths and histories because it leaves me free to know them today.

I am not Feri and as such I would be unwelcome in the community this is originally posted I'm sure. But what an odd sentiment. Slightly disturbing even.

Would it be better to not know my mother's or my fiance's past so that I can know them better now? Is it better to only know and understand someone in the here and now in the faces they present to you as oposed to the faces they may show others or have shown in the past? Why would a god be any different?

I love lore. I love the stories, the myths, the legends and the ancedotes. I love them just as much as I love the old war stories my grandfather used to tell, or the stories my mom told of dancing, or the stories my fiance tells of growing up. These stories(this individual lore) allows me to know them mroe then I ever could from just my interactions with them. It makes us closer, it gives me an understanding thatcanot be gotten from just one on one occasional interactions.

The lore is also not set in stone - it's stories like any others. My great aunt Plyz used to tell stories about how another of my great aunts was foolish, stupid and annoying; how this other aunt was always causing trouble. They weren't all true. In many ways the Lore is the same. You have to understand context and history, grudges and vendettas. But this doesn't make it any less useful. Without the Lore as it is written I would not have met my gods, I would not have the understanding that I do of them. I would not have made the connections I have.

Lore is just one way we know our gods. But it is a useful and intregral part. We are who we are because of our histories, why would our gods be any different?

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Arethinn

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from: arethinn
date: Apr. 14th, 2007 09:28 am (UTC)
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"I am not Feri and as such I would be unwelcome in the community this is originally posted I'm sure. "

I'm not either, but I don't feel unwelcome there (perhaps unimportant, but then I feel unimportant most anywhere).

In the comment in question, I got the impression not that available lore was being ignored, but that the fact that there was no particular knownn history was freeing. That is, think of someone whom you have just met, about whom books have not been written. That was how I interpreted it, anyway.

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Desree MacFeegle

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from: desree42
date: Apr. 15th, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)
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My gods are living things. They are people, individuals with their own histories and lives. Just as i like to know stories and information about my mother's past or my fiances - I want to know as much as I can, to understand as much as I can about the deities that hold places within my heart.

They are not just people I have just met. They are people I have met and decided to work with and have decided to build a history with. Why would anyone not want to know as much about something they pledge so much to?

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Arethinn

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from: arethinn
date: Apr. 15th, 2007 08:11 am (UTC)
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I can't speak for Thorn specifically, of course, but I don't think it's that she or other Feris "don't want to know" this information. I think they would agree with everything you've said in this post. Just that (as I understood what was being said) that history and life cannot be learned from reading books, because it has not yet been written down, and that they found this a pro rather than a con because it freed one from preconceptions or being "hidebound".

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Notorious

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from: ladystrange2000
date: May. 20th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
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Please consider friending me, thank you.

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