Thursday, 15 November 2012

In The Footsteps Of St Paul And The Goddess

OK. I will be busy tomorrow and the two week excursion to Malta starts early on the day after that so this should be the last post of November. The Dianic who convenes Lune Pagans Moot told me that there are plenty of Goddess sites on Malta so I will walk in Her footsteps as well as those of the saint after whom I am named.

I like a story of Paul from Acts. When he was preaching, someone asked, in effect, "What is this ignorant braggart shouting about?" Another guy listened and replied, "New gods." The name "Jesus" was discernible as was the feminine noun "Resurrection" which might have sounded like the name of a goddess, thus (maybe) "Jesus and the Living Goddess."

If history had gone differently, then our pantheons would have differed as well, as Poul Anderson points out a couple of times.


Paul Shackley said...

I am drafting the 501st post but saving it till December. I have not quite finished rereading THE DOG AND THE WOLF and think that THE MERMAN'S CHILDREN should be next.

Sean M. Brooks said...

Hi, Paul!

Enjoy your holiday on Malta! To me, the island is most famous because of its associations with St. Paul and the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem/Rhodes/Malta who once ruled it as a bulwark against Muslim piracy.