Lance Foster (hengruh) wrote,
Lance Foster

Born to Die

I know intellectually you can’t fear death. I am working on it. We are like mayflies, born to die. The oldest man here in Montana just said: We are born to die.

I believe all the gods/deities, when you trace them back to their roots, are either personified natural forces, or ancient ancestors of one group or another who became “god of smithing” or “god of war” etc. Or an ancestor who merged with the land or natural force.

I was recently reading about this, about places where the dead are merged with the land where they were buried and where they become guardians. This is very very old, and is a root of much of subsequent belief.
Tags: death, land spirits

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