Thursday, 4 December 2008

'Return of the Elder Gods? IV

'One of the famous stone lions that guard Nelson's Column will come to life on Friday thanks to a clever mixture of digital animation, projections and audio feed.

The event to promote London was inspired by the legend that the Trafalgar Square lions will come to life if Big Ben chimes 13 times.

The 141-year-old lion will tell visitors and Londoners about all the things you can do in the capital over Christmas and the New Year.'


'Come and watch the spirit of Christmas breathe magic into the lion...'

1 comment:

Therese said...

Making the lion talk is a disconcerting representation of legend.

Incidently, the divine being in C.S. Lewis' Narnia stories is a lion, Aslan. These stories are often described as "Christian", they are, in my view, mythological and allegorical of occult themes. They have discernable elements of Jewish mysticism, Greek mystery religion and Nordic folklore. Lewis was a very learned man. He drew a lot from the stories of the Elder Gods.

In The Silver Chair Aslan is described as sitting "like the lions in Trafalgar Square." He tells a character in the book that "I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms."