The Hollow Hills Themes

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New Religion vs. Old Religion

Around the 5th century, England began to have a major upheaval of its culture. This was caused by the spread of Christianity around the world. The nobles and royals began to follow Christianity (some by faith, others by selfishness). However, the Roman gods and goddesses were still prevalent in many of the smaller regions and towns in England. The commoners still worshipped shrines and gave their tithes and blessings to whichever deity they believed watched over their town.

In The Hollow Hills, many of Merlin’s encounters with people result in their profession of their religious beliefs. Even at Bryn Myrrdin, people still leave food and coins as a tithe to their god. The people think that Merlin is their god incarnate, so they begin to worship him as well. Most of the nobles, though, claim Christianity as their faith. Ygraine is determined to...

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