Wednesday, 29 June 2016
More On The Elves
The elf-earl Imric reflects:
"...over unforced love, the gods themselves had no might." (p. 86)
This echoes Odin's earlier statement that the three Powers greater than the gods are the White Christ, Time and Love. I still think that that is a very mixed list.
The elves enslave "...dwarfs and goblins and even more eldritch folk..." (ibid.) We have seen that these include one Chinese Shen but what else? They hawk with wyverns, keep lions and panthers as pets and have elven varieties of horses and dogs. Elven horses are preternaturally fast. The elven touch is cool, not warm.
"...the castle...was also a barren tor..." (ibid.)
Not "looked like" but somehow "...was also..."?
It is full of "...eternal warm twilight..." (ibid.)
In Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, the realm of Auberon and Titania is the Land of Summer's Twilight.