Lord of the Deep: Memento Mori

‘Among the greatest things that can ever happen to a person’ – Rainer Maria Rilke

We are bound to ask, ‘Why did Rilke hold the Epic of Gilgamesh in such high regard?’

The answer may be uncomfortable…

In a letter to a friend he confided that he regarded the story an Epic on The Fear of Death.

The first written story known to humanity deals with last things!

And why shouldn’t it?

Part of who we are and why we are here is intimately caught up with precisely this psychological crisis.

There may be as many answers to such a crisis as there are individuals attempting to overcome it, or the crisis may resolve itself into a straight choice between two psychological movements:

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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2 Responses to Lord of the Deep: Memento Mori

  1. Widdershins says:

    ‘..then a maggot fell out of his nose…’ … OK, that is sheer brilliance!!! 😀 … reminds me of that word game going around a while ago, where you would pick a favourite, or famous, novel and at the end of the very first sentence the next line would be, ‘And then. the murders started’ 🙂
    Case in point, the first sentence in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone … Chapter one: The Boy Who Lived … Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. And then the murders started! …which, now that I think about it, if you know the story, is perfectly true! 😀

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