fun with words

August 2, 2010 at 4:19 pm (Uncategorized)

What’s the opposite of a psychopomp?  Or perhaps not opposite – can a psychopomp be merely a conductor of souls without regard to their destination, or must that destination be away from the body?  Is there a proper word for this angelic or spiritual role, of “ensouling” a body?

from “Soul and Body II”

[…]

ond þe þurh engel         ufan of roderum
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sawle onsende þurh his sylfes hond,
meotud ælmihtig,         of his mægenþrymme…
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