Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Loki, Eshu, Cagn, Ama-no-Uzume, Satan...
Or that an imperfect serpent could exist in a perfect garden.
Or that God would place a bet with lucifer regarding the piety of Job.
Sometimes the tempter/temptress appears in the form of a man - sometimes in the form of an animal or beast.
Similar to indigenous mythologies - this tempter is often a shape shifter.
Ama-noUzume, Anasi, Bamapana, Cagn, Coyote, Eshu, Gwydion, Sun Wukong.....
the image of tricksters in religion is almost universal and exists on every continent and in every culture.
Exactly what is it that these tales are trying to teach us?
Is CERN a current example of man reaching beyond his prescribed limits?