[Bards] bowing to the thrones
alden_drake at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 25 14:18:34 PDT 2007
Personally, I don't bow to the thrones unless I am fighting in a
tournament, and am instructed by the herald to "Bow to the Crown of
Ansteorra". In that situation, I'm honestly not paying attention to
where the Crown is physically located, but I do know where their thrones
are, so I salute the Crown in the direction of those seats. I suppose I
could just as well bow to the herald, who is a servant/voice of the
Crown. I do not bow to empty thrones when I'm just casually walking
around the area where they are set up.
willowjonbardc at juno.com wrote:
> This is why I don't do it. It didn't feel right. In my time period
> there was almost no nationalism. The kingdom was land and people--not
> things think thrones and flags. Also there is little evidence that
> Kings carried thrones with them
> In El Cid they talk about giving the King the bench with the back.
> The kings of France are shown with thrones in their throne rooms, but
> other than want they are on regular seats.
> The Early ages and the medieval period seemed to place a stress on
> that the kings were the living embodiment of the kingdom. The seat
> was made a throne because the King sat in it. Even in the Church
> tradition if the body of Christ or God's presence is not at the altar
> you don't have to bow to it. The Throne is like the altar if the
> presence is not there you don't have to bow.
> Yang's song tells of a King who didn't want to be bowed to so he
> stated that the King changes all the time but the throne stays so you
> should bow to the throne and not the man.
> This brings me to a story about William the Bear and the Twchuck
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