Re: Calendar Systems
|From:||Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 4, 2004, 8:59|
On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 10:04:23 -0500, scott <sjcaldwell@...> wrote:
>Interesting stuff. You've got some great background mythology -- or
>at least the beginnings of it.
Thanks. I was quite pleased with it myself. :)
>> dzak /dzak/ "fire"
>> tsu /tsu/ "air"
>> nuatl /nwa'tK/ /nwa'tl/ "rain" (possibly)
>> tlomal /tlo'mal/ "earth", "soil"
>> llapas /Ka'pas/ "water"
>> tlep /tKEp/ "stone" (again, possibly)
>> capil /Sap'Il/ "light" (I'm really unsure about this
>Other possibilities: blood, wood, life, lightning, ether (as from
I was thinking about some sort of material light or ether-type substance
for the last. It might become "tapan", meaning ether, upper air, that sort
of thing, or I may decide that tapan is the realm of their cosmos which is
filled with/composed of light.
I'm going to try to symbolically connect each of the elements with a part
of the body or soul/spirit, so Water is connected with blood, Earth with
flesh, Stone with the bones, Air with the breath/spirit, and Fire, Rain and
Light with various aspects of the soul.
I've partially borrowed this from an African culture I heard about once
that had a concept of multiple souls, each with a different role, but I
can't remember any details. Anyone know any more?