[DWJ] Some brief reviews

Jenny Schwartzberg schwartzbergj at newberry.org
Mon Feb 4 17:16:00 EST 2013

I always wanted to know what happened next too!  As for Duck and Tanaqui 
becoming the Undying, are they really gods or just immortals?  Old Ammet 
and Libby Beer were definitely deities, but as Wend and Cennoreth are 
portrayed in Crown of Dalemark, while they are powerful and immortal, 
they don't feel as godlike as OA and LB.

The question of how people become the Undying, hmmm.  Clearly there's a 
genetic link, but remember people avoided leaving images of themselves, 
so it may have to do with how people remembered them and told tales 
about them.  Folk belief clearly plays a part in the deification 
process.  Did DWJ ever write or say anything about this?


deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
> Many of them we know are immortal and we meet
> later, so what does actually happen to Duck and Tanaqui et al.?
> How do they become, well, gods?

Jenny Schwartzberg
Gift Specialist
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610
schwartzbergj at newberry.org

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