The following series (not exactly serials) concern the importance of self-sacrifice in the creation and maintenance of a community. Do not be put off by the name "Latvia", the name of the country where I live, because you can probably replace the name with that of your own country. I believe self-sacrifice is "religion" without you or me necessarily having to believe in God.
If not all the Gods and traditions suggested by poetic license have taken hold, we cannot call those who suggested these “dishonest”. Their motivation was a desire to see Latvians achieve their own sovereign nation, and, no doubt, they based their ‘discoveries on the oral traditions passed on to them by their forebears. That these oral traditions were frequently confused was the result that the cultural environment in which their forebears lived was a zone of conflict between East, West, and Ancient.
Unfortunately, the half a century occupation of
In summing up, the ancient Gods of Latvians (it might be more correct to say proto-Latvians), soon died. The present Latvian government marches passively under the banner of a foreign God, one who walks the clouds as visualized by the dictatorship of
(More to follow.)