Passing on the Culture

Loki: Chapter 15 Education


The creatures live communally in nests, and the young are always in the company of adults. New members of the community learn skills by observing and imitating their elders. No formal educational structures exist outside family.

Families frequently sing their myths together to strengthen social bonds and affirm the meaningful activities of their lives. The young quickly learn these songs, and share in their performance. As they mature they learn to be aware of the nuances of the performances, and work to improve their own singing skills.

The creatures, lacking a sense of time, and being limited in their numbers by available resources, do not have history as we would define it. Their life style would appear to have been unchanged for many millennia. Their songs give them a sense of connection with the past and models of appropriate behaviors.







 

Chris Jones
Sat Feb 18 00:31:33 MST 1995