According to most ancient myths, the origin of the creation is violent violent. It must be so.
Reality as we know it is in constant motion, a realm of constant change. But antique religions are quests for a place of stability.
To get to that “rock of ages,” change has to be arrested. The living world has to be killed.
Time has to die if there is going to be fixity. Chronos has to die if Zeus is going to establish order.
posted by Peter J. Leithart on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 5:54 am
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