Post Comment 11 comments on “Episode 20 – The Quest of Iranon & The Moon-Bog

  • Andy U on

    One small thing about the ending of The Moon-Bog; I think the laborers and servants did not drown. Rather they turned into the frogs. This is why HP noted the fat and ugly cook, and later a fat and ugly frog. This hardly turns The Moon-Bog into a good story, but it’s a notion that makes me smile.

  • Joel on

    While these may not have been your favorite stories, your commentary/interpretation/movie references for Iranon were hilarious!

  • Moebius on

    See, at the end of Quest of Iranon, I didn’t see it as that the revelation caused Iranon to age, his youth having had been preserved through the power of belief; I saw it as that he’d been aged the whole time, but remained young in his own deluded mind.

  • david reichen on

    The Moon-Bog : I thought the Greeks never made it to Ireland.

  • ShiningLovePig on

    I’m with Moebius about Iranon, but am struggling to reconcile this with Romnod accompanying him & aging faster than him…unless Romnod was also a figment of his imagination…

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  • fuckyou on

    The Quest of Iranon, a short-story you feel entitled to dislike? It’s been acknowledged as one of the best stories of the “dream-cycle”, and indeed it is; poetic and sad with a beautiful and desillusioned last sentence in which you find more genius than everything you’ll ever be able to produce in your pathetic lives. Apparently your insignificant Grahm Eberhardt has talent but this story lacks quality? You’re just a nobody with no legitimacy to discuss a Lovecraft’s short story. You should follow Iranon’s example and walk to your death in quicksands…

  • fuckyou on

    The Quest of Iranon, a short-story you feel entitled to dislike? It’s been acknowledged as one of the best stories of the “dream-cycle”, and indeed it is; poetic and sad with a beautiful and desillusioned last sentence in which you find more genius than everything you’ll ever be able to produce in your pathetic lives. Apparently your insignificant Grahm Eberhardt has talent but this story lacks quality? You’re just a nobody with no legitimacy to discuss a Lovecraft’s short story. You should follow Iranon’s example and walk to your death in quicksands…

  • BreeLandwalker on

    @David Reichen – The Greeks didn’t, ostensibly, but the Romans later did, and the memoirs of Julius Caesar (yes THAT Julius Caesar) attempt to draw parallels and comparisons between the various Celtic pantheons and the Roman deities (i.e. equating the Gallic Lugus with Mercury). There was some intermingling, particularly among the continental Celtic tribes, and indeed many of the deities served similar symbollic purposes, but no direct parallels can be drawn between their deities.

    For the folk of Lovecraft’s day, the old Hellenic deities were the best-known of the “old pagan gods,” and thus were frequently cited in works related to witchcraft.

    Not to mention, Artemis, Persephone, Plouton, etc. are a LOT easier to pronounce in the mind of the reader than most Irish Celtic deity names would have been. It probably would have broken up the reading flow of the story too much to have mental tongues tripping over monikers like Badb, Goibhniu, Cailleach, really any of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Gaelic is notoriously hard to pronounce if you haven’t learned the rules.

  • DerSpeigel on

    Wow I guess haters gonna hate

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