Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GKC Wrap-Up, Phase 3: Inside Jack’s Imaginarium



One saw sticky and stained fingers everywhere, and, though mouths were full, the laughter never ceased nor the yodelling cries of Euan, euan, eu-oi-oi-oi-oi, till all of a sudden everyone felt at the same moment that the game (whatever it was), and the feast, ought to be over, and everyone flopped down breathless on the ground and turned their faces to Aslan to hear what he would say next.

At that moment the sun was just rising and Lucy remembered something and whispered to Susan,

“I say, Su, I know who they are.”

“Who?”

“The boy with the wild face is Bacchus and the old man on on the donkey is Silenus. Don’t you remember Mr. Tumnus telling us about them long ago?”

“Yes, of course. But I say, Lu — ”

“What?”

“I wouldn’t have felt safe with Bacchus and all his wild girls if we’d met them without Aslan.”

“I should think not,” said Lucy.

The Pevensee girls encounter Bacchus, in Prince Caspian, by C.S. Lewis. "But that's ****ing pagan idolatry!"  sez this homemaker.

2 comments:

paul bowman said...

Yessir, we can see that Lewis' theology fits well with the paganized Roman Catholic Church.

Where did you find this gem?

Darrell Reimer said...

It's one of the first links that turn up when you Google "C.S. Lewis Bacchus Narnia." If I'd just gone to the book instead, I'd have been spared the pleasure.