By Marion Zimmer Bradley
In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's courtroom in the course of the eyes of the ladies who reinforced the king's upward thrust and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods in the course of the final success in their destinies, we stick with those ladies and the varied solid of characters that surrounds them because the nice Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly sooner than us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar fight for regulate over the destiny of Arthur's country, because the Knights of the around desk tackle their notorious quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the way forward for outdated Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips extra into the impenetrable mists of reminiscence, till the fissure among outdated and new worlds' and previous and new religions' claims its most renowned sufferer.
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Lords and Ladies] His role as a deity is to hear the occult voice of the prey. He is a good listener, but his success rate at answering prayers is not high. His worshippers, unfortunately, tend to die shortly after calling upon his name. How he got his name is an interesting example of interaction between one universe and another. At any one time there are millions of particles of inspiration and information pulsating through the multiverse, pouring out from the minds of various sentient species.
Then there was Quezovercoatl the Feathered Boa, a demon who went off to become a god to the humans of the Tezuman Empire and teach them how to cut the hearts out of one another on top of pyramids. It is thought that he had picked up his ideas from the Aztecs of Mexico, and likewise (more or less) his name. He was half-man, half-chicken, half-jaguar, half-scorpion, and half mad. However, he was also only six inches high, so when forced to manifest himself physically he came to a sad, squishy end.
The two heroines of the play decide to make a fool of a man who is pestering them by persuading him to disguise himself as a ghost and meet them at midnight under an oak tree in Windsor Park. Describing this ghost, one says: There is an old tale goes, that Herne the hunter, Sometime a keeper here in Windsor Forest, Doth all the winter time, at still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg舗d horns; And there he blasts the trees, bewitches cattle, And makes the cows yield blood, and shakes a chain In a most hideous and dreadful manner.