Clashing Tempest (Men of Myth, Book 3) by Brandon Witt

By Brandon Witt

Finn de Morisco is familiar with he's jogging right into a catch while he enters the Vampire Cathedral to rescue his sister Cynthia. Aided through Schwint and his different sister, Caitlin, he intends to loose Cynthia and steer clear of enslavement. but if he confronts the grasp of the Voice that has tortured him, Finn faces a grim selection: compromise his soul or lose his family.

For centuries contributors of the Chromis tribe have disappeared, and Brett Wright is on a quest to find the destiny of the captive mers and to forestall the abductions. regardless of the danger of tribal battle, he embarks on a perilous ocean trip to discover different mer tribes experiencing a similar plight. whilst future brings him again to land, Brett encounters new allies and previous risks whereas coming to grips with the prior.

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The references in Eliade, Myth, pp. 15 fl. 42 The Sacred and the Profane intersection-and hence of communication-between the lower world and earth, but also the difference in onto­ logical status between these two cosmic planes. There is a break of plane between the tehom and the rock of the Temple that blocks its mouth, passage from the virtual to the formal, from death to life. The watery chaos that preceded Creation at the same time symbolizes the retro­ gression to the formless that follows on death, return to the larval modality of existence.

18 We are not surprised to find a similar concept in an16 Cf. C. T. Bertling, Vierzahl, Kreuz und Mandala in Asien, Amster· dam, 1954, pp. 8 fl . 1 7 See the references in Bertling, op. , pp. 4-5. 1 8 See the material and interpretations in Werner Muller, Die blaue Hiitte, Wiesbaden, 1954, pp. 60 ff. _ Sacred Space and Making the World Sacred 47 cient Italy and among the ancient Germans. In short, the underlying idea is both archaic and widely dissemi­ nated : from a center, the four horizons are projected in the four cardinal directions.

20 In extremely varied cultural contexts, we constantly find the same cosmological schema and the same ritual scenario : settling in a territory is equivalent to founr],ing a world. C I T Y- C O S M O S Since "our world" is a cosmos, any attack from without threatens to turn it into chaos. And as "our world" was founded by imitating the paradigmatic work of the gods, the cosmogony, so the enemies who attack it are assimilated to the enemies of the gods, the demons, and especially to the archdemon, the primordial dragon 10 F.

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