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 Post subject: Images of the mētū
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:40 am 
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I don't know if this question has been asked before.

In Cuzeian religion, and later Arašat/Eled'at, was it permissible to depict the aspects of God? If it was, how were they illustrated? If not, what sort of trouble could you get into for doing so? Is this a source of friction between Eled'e and pagans, who presumably have no such restrictions?

More generally, how was blasphemy treated in societies on the Plain and beyond?

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 Post subject: Re: Images of the mētū
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:46 am 
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Probably not.


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 Post subject: Re: Images of the mētū
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:22 am 
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Hmm... I don't think the Cuzeians would have objected to depictions of the mētū-- they considered subcreation (art) was holy. The theologians would insist of course that the depictions were only symbolic.


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 Post subject: Re: Images of the mētū
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:48 pm 
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I see. Were depictions or icons of Iainos etc. ever standardized? Also, how do people feel about this in present times?

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 Post subject: Re: Images of the mētū
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:05 pm 
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Cuzeian art was stylized rather than natural; most likely you'd recognize Iainos et al. by characteristic symbols (as well as size of the image) rather than particular features.

(Ulone was depicted as female, though the theologians explained that none of the aspects was human, much less male or female.)


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 Post subject: Re: Images of the mētū
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:35 am 
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Is it because "Ulone" is feminine in Cuezi? (and I bet Iainos is masculine and Eiledan neuter -- is that right?)


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 Post subject: Re: Images of the mētū
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:13 pm 
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Feminine, Masculine, Masculine respectively.

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