: Myth III takes this second view. When I first read the
: quote reffering to the cultists I thoguht that the
: Smiths were the victims, and it makes more sense too.
: Im Myth III, when Connacht raids the temples he finds
: nothing except a note beside the Tain, which he
: commisioned the Smiths to build for him. The note says
: that when building the Tain a few mishaps occured, and
: the Smiths believed that they had accidentally pulled
: something out of another universe and into theirs - if
: the Tain wasn't another universe, this wouldn't have
: been required. The Forgemaster of the SMiths, Traval,
: then goes on to say that when they heard of the Spider
: Cult they feared the worst, but the Cultists raided
: their FOrge and stole the Tian and Sunhammer. The
: Smiths therefore saw it as their duty to recover these
: items, and trapped the Spider Goddess inside the Tain.
: However, since they ahd dragged her by their magics
: from her universe into theirs, they feared that she
: was somehow attuned to them, and that if they remained
: in our universe she could escape form the the
: Tian-universe into ours, so they used the Tian on
: themselves to prevent this.
: This is further backed up by the Myth comic (download it
: at the Relics section of this site), which shows what
: can only be a Spider God in the heart of the Tain, or
: her own universe.
Ah, thank you, that does support my first theory, and clears up the mystery and conjecture around the second.