There is a saying, in English - "Man Plans, Fate Laughs"; and it has … somewhat 'darker' counterparts in Old Norse, with tales of the intent of this or that narrative agonist ("protagonist", he may also be - although agonist (the "agon" as "struggle") is probably much more apt, not least due to the less … Continue reading The Subtle Play Of Lord Shiva’s Wit
Einstein: “God does not play dice with the universe” Now, it's worth contextualizing that Einstein's aphorism was a one-sentence metaphorical rejection of the notion of randomness and quantum uncertainty. Hence, after some decades of further development in the relevant area ... Hawking: "Thus it seems Einstein was doubly wrong when he said, God does not … Continue reading On Indo-European Gods Playing Dice With The Universe
The first example we shall consider, is the binding of the Fenris Wolf. Now, I had cause to ponder, the other day, just why it might have been that The Gods did not simply kill the Wolf as soon as They became made aware of the prophecy surrounding his dire role in the eventual Twilight … Continue reading OF BHAIRAVA AND BALANCE – Vedic, Eddic, and Homeric perspectives on Lore and Order [Part 2]: Freak On A Leash – Why The Gods Allowed The Waxing Of Fenrir ; also The Introduction of The Avenging Son as Deepa Order.
[Author's Note: this piece picks up directly where Part One left off - hence the rather abrupt opening, which continues on from the last paragraph of the previous part] Now as for why *that* matters ... it is not simply an idle cosmological truth, nor a secondary commentary upon the character of Dyaus Pitar And His … Continue reading ON THE MYTHOLINGUISTICS OF WAR [Part 2] – In The Divine War, The Squirrel Is (Also) The Role Of Man
A passage from the Sverris Saga in which the Eponymous King Sverrir gives brave counsel to his assembled men at arms by relating to them a story. From this story we see here detailed our ancestors unshaking devotion to the implacability of their preordained fate and how it was used to justify an intensely martial … Continue reading A Kings Counsel