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Seven Days in New Crete by Robert Graves
« on: January 22, 2013, 08:45:43 pm »
Has anyone read this book? It's a future-utopian novel that takes place on the island of Crete. The religion centers on the Triple Goddess (Nimue the maiden, Mari the mother, Ana the crone) and the rival twin male gods (star god of the waxing year and serpent god of the waning year). I find this interesting because this is very similar to modern neo-pagan religions, Feri in particular, which honours the Goddess and the dark and bright twin consorts, and even the names are the same ones Victor Anderson uses in his poetry. Robert Graves' poetic works have had a lot of influence on modern pagan religions, and I'm thinking this book might be an interesting one to read. I haven't read it myself yet, I was just wondering if anyone has anything to say about.

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Re: Seven Days in New Crete by Robert Graves
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 08:54:39 pm »
Quote from: Carnelian;93113
Has anyone read this book?


I have, a number of years ago. The American edition was called "Watch the North Wind Rise." The main thing I recall about it is that the poets are the elite class in their society, but each poet only gets twenty-five tablets to write his or her poems down on in a lifetime. So you have to be really, really picky about what you commit to writing.

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