I am the Wind that blows over the sea;
I am the Wave of the Ocean;
I am the Murmur of the billows;
l am the Ox of the Seven Combats;
l am the Vulture upon the rock;
I am a Ray of the Sun;
I am the fairest of Plants;
I am a Wild Boar in valour;
I am a Salmon in the Water;
I am a Lake in the plain;
l am the Craft of the artificer;
I am a Word of Science;
I am the Spear-point that gives battle;
I am the god that creates in the head of man the fire of thought.
Who is it that enlightens the assembly upon the mountain, if not I?
Who telleth the ages of the moon, if not I?
Who showeth the place where the sun goes to rest, if not I?
—The song of Amergin
About N.E. Lilly elsewhere
Nathan E. Lilly is the editor of Everyday Weirdness, Thaumatrope, and SpaceWesterns.com. When he isn’t reading submissions he’s developing websites for Science Fiction professionals and organizations through GreenTentacles.