Sunday, 27 November 2016


I am tidying up the megamultiverse idea. I wanted to incorporate the road to Emmaus because this story is resonant and evocative. It has been suggested that the Hindu gods can be seen as the man on the road to Emmaus and one of those gods said that the gods are his million faces. See here.

Similarly, St Paul saw an altar to an Unknown God. Of course, Paul drew monotheist conclusions but, in terms of mythological writing and imaginative fiction, we can envisage an anonymous deity or divine Phantom Stranger flitting between pantheons. Norse mythology names Ullr but recounts no stories about him although he appears briefly in Poul Anderson's War Of The Gods. Thus, Ullr might join our list of mysterious characters who move between universes doing important undercover work?


  1. Kaor, Paul!

    Two things interested me about this blog piece. First, how some of the more philosophic minded Hindus tied the mysterious Stranger on the road to Emmaus with Hinduism. The second point being Ull the Hunter. I've read WAR OF THE GODS twice but I've don't remember that Norse god at all.

    Btw, one of the Valar in Tolkien's Middle Earth mythos was a huntsman: Orome.

    I remember the Account in Acs about St. Paul and the altar to an Unknown God. Yes, Paul drew monotheistic analogies but the still pagan Athenians had in mind unknown gods of the kind seen in polytheistic mindsets.


    1. Sean,
      I am also thinking of a suggestion by a Catholic priest that the Hindu gods are "the man on the road to Emmaus" in the sense of Christ in another form.

    2. Kaor, Paul!

      Understood! But I would have told that priest I took the Stranger to be simply Christ, who had "veiled" himself.