Many cultures have a tradition of ghost or spirit warriors.
The Once and Future King , the Spirit Warriors of the American plains tribes, The Lion legend of the Zulu people.
Do such people exist? Did they ever? Will they, as the legends say, return in their people's greatest hour of need to lead them?
Think about it. Are these historical heroes real or not? Does it matter?
As long as there is a rally point. A point of inspiration for a people then, to my mind yes. They are very real.
Sometimes fact or fiction matters not a damn. What matters is what people believe. that something or someone inspires them, especially to stand up to an oppressor. To fight back. To strive for their people.
So historically real or not, these ghost/spirit warriors are not only real, they are very necessary.
I suspect many will say my views are, at least simplistic, at most totally delusional, but I think somewhere inside all of us is a need to believe in something greater, but some have difficulty with deities, so fix on a person, real or legendary or even fictional, as inspiration in the fight for liberty or whatever the hell you want to call it.
So the next time someone speaks of Arthur or Spirit Warriors or The Lion, think before you deride them.
One day you might need inspiration to fight back.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in