[LMB] Five Gods and global seasons

BJ van Look vanlook at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 28 03:44:21 BST 2017

There's also: 
life-giving sun = femalesea-power affecting moon = male

As the Japanese do :)
      From: Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
 To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold. <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> 
 Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 1:32 PM
 Subject: Re: [LMB] Five Gods and global seasons
On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 4:25 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

> If the White God gets the instants of noon, midnight, dawn, and sunset,
> that divides the day into four sections.

> Which Gods get which periods would depend on what associations day and
> night have in a culture - is the Sun 'male' or 'female', for example?

sun strong light and constant = male
moon soft light and ever changing = female

> What
> periods of the day are people active in, and in what ways?  (Desert
> cultures that don't exert themselves while the sun is up and consider a
> 'day' to begin at sundown are a thing in reality.)

Don't work much when the (male) sun is in the sky, work a lot closer to
(female) moon's dominant times.  Oh, don't lets look for any metaphors
about women's work!

Sylvia, running away fast
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