Fire and wind come from the sky, from the gods of the sky. But Crom is your god, Crom and he lives in the earth. Once, giants lived in the Earth, Conan. And in the darkness of chaos, they fooled Crom, and they took from him the enigma of steel. Crom was angered. And the Earth shook. Fire and wind struck down these giants, and they threw their bodies into the waters, but in their rage, the gods forgot the secret of steel and left it on the battlefield. We who found it are just men. Not gods. Not giants. Just men. The secret of steel has always carried with it a mystery. You must learn its riddle, Conan. You must learn its discipline. For no one – no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts. [Points to sword]… Father of Conan.
What do mythical stories such as these represent? This particular story is based on old culturally specific warrior myth. Is there value in story such as this? Does it carry meaning and weight in today’s world? There is such mystery surrounding its meaning and does this meaning have objective truth attached to it? I wonder??? SS.