LIMPANG-TUNG: GOD OF PEGANA

Gods of Pegana

Gods of Pegana

Lord Dunsany’s 1905 book The Gods of Pegana and its 1906 followup, Time and the Gods, are forgotten masterpieces of comparative mythology which introduced the author’s pantheon of fictional deities. Though neglected today Dunsany’s work inspired authors from H.P. Lovecraft to J.R.R. Tolkein to C.S. Lewis. (But oddly, NOT e.e. cummings, A.A. Milne  or J.K. Rowling.)

LIMPANG-TUNG – The god of comedy, drama, music and all the other creative arts. Limpang-Tung thrived on providing humanity with distractions to take their minds off the inevitability of death. The sky was his canvas on which he painted forever-changing patterns of clouds and the events of the world were both a tragedy and a farce depicting the ultimate futility of human endeavor.

Limpang-Tung had carved an enormous organ for himself in a cavern on a remote mountain. From within the cavern he would often play that organ and the music would be the winds that roamed the world. This god was also responsible for the musical sound of streams and rivers and the songs of all the birds, whom he led in their performances like a conductor.  

FOR MY LOOK AT THE TOP FIFTEEN GODS OF PEGANA CLICK HERE:  https://glitternight.com/2013/04/07/the-top-ten-deities-from-pegana-mythology/

FOR MORE GODS AND GODDESSES CLICK HERE:https://glitternight.com/category/mythology/      

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2 responses to “LIMPANG-TUNG: GOD OF PEGANA

  1. Again your post went out with no title, I got it 56056 🙂

    • Thank you, Harry! I’m watching too many baseball games at once on too many screens and not paying attention to what I’m doing. I added the title.

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