Last item in the book of Creation. I continue to be astonished by what we are discovering here. Metal smelting is well described and its dangers as well.
Better yet we are introduced to the inner sun which i have also posited and two tiers of matter along with an interim space for less organized spirits that are adrift yet. all this conforms wonderfully to my Cloud Cosmology.
The true goal of life is also shown and so on.
Astonishingly we are shown the introduction of bronze making to a community and the scramble for its secret. It is brought by a teacher from somewhere else, but this must represent the experience everywhere. .
[ first hint of sheep and retainers or slaves in this phrase - arclein ]
Thus the bodies of mortals became susceptible to influences from the baleful place.
[ this describes possible use of coal to make a bronze sword - arclein ]
[ amazingly this is a tale in which a bronze sword is introduced to battle - arclein ]
Then there is the Realm of the Misty Horizon, the intermediate place, the place of spirits, where those above can commune with those below and where free spirits wander within their limitations".