forest god


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one of a class of woodland deities

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ACCORDING to Guarani legend a forest god planned to take a beautiful Indian girl, Naipi, as his sacrificial wife.
However, Naipi's mortal lover, Taroba, escaped with her in a canoe, which left the forest god so angry he sliced the Iguazu River in two, condemning the human lovers to eternal fall - she as a stone and he as a palm tree forever bent over his lover's watery grave.
However, Naipi's mortal lover, Taroba, escaped with her in a canoe which left the forest god so angry he sliced the Iguazu River in two, condemning the human lovers to eternal fall - she as a stone and he as a palm tree forever bent over his lover's watery grave.
The evergreen tradition is traced to Scandinavians who affixed a tree to the top of a building to honor the forest god, thanking him for his wood and blessing.
So now: the forest god has left his element; / careless of my intoxication, he navigates the sunken rocks, / his naked unarmoured body the figure head.
The awe is genuine, the reference to deity not merely a casual blasphemy, for a god had lived in that tree--a forest god feared and revered from the very beginning of our time on the planet, when protohumans left the forest, stood upright, and with an opposed thumb, a hungry belly, and year-round estrus came to dominate the world.
This elementality heightens the building's curious sense of timelessness; looming through the trees like an abandoned temple to ancient forest gods, there are few clues as to what is concealed within the imposing timber flanks.
Carried over from European civilizations, the ceremony originally honored a tree spirit for the use of wood in homes or enlisted the blessing of the forest gods for fertile land and home.