That Hideous Strength - The Descent of the Gods Summary & Analysis

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The Descent of the Gods Summary

Everyone at the house at St. Anne's, except Merlin and Ransom, is huddled in the kitchen around the fire. The other two are upstairs in Ransom's room, called the Blue Room, waiting for the Oyeresu to descend. When the beings begin to visit the house all the people in it are affected, both those in the kitchen and the two in the Blue Room. When Mercury descends, knowledge and thoughts flow freely between Ransom and Merlin while, downstairs, there has never been a wittier, more eloquent conversation among the group. He is referred to as the Lord of Meaning, and in the Blue Room Ransom and Merlin share words and thoughts in a free-flowing manner. Then, as Venus comes upon the house, the couples downstairs begin getting along especially well. Upstairs the temperature rises, and a sweet breeze wafts...

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