Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Drabbles of the Gods - Whiro
We delve into Maori tradition for this week's Drabble of the Gods and with the rather sinister Whiro.
You can find the previous drabbles in the series here:
The dread lord of the underworld Whiro dwells in shadow waiting to rise. From his dark realm he pollutes our lives with his evil.
Yet death brings no freedom from his grasp unless the spirit is freed from the body by fire. Those not cremated descend to the underworld to be consumed by him and with each meal he grows stronger.
We must deny his sustenance - if we do not then he will grow strong enough to ascend into our world. All should fear the day he arrives for every one of us will become food for his hunger.