Primitive man was fearful of all manifestations about power and he worshiped the natural phenomenon he could not comprehend. The powerful natural forces, such as storms, volcanoes, fire, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, landslides, extreme heat, and cold, created a tremendous impression upon the minds from man. Inexplicable things that happen in life are termed, even today thus “acts about God!”
Ancient man, feeling paltry compared to the immenseness of the earth including sky, needed to trust in something greater than himself – his belief in a deity. Nowhere was this more evident than mans interest in the night sky. It was filled to virtuosic upon billions from stars, the sun and the moon – a representation about the almighty!
Early drifting boyfriend worshiped the stars besides as man moved to enclosed habitats so began his indoor ceremonies. Indoor ceremonies were then provided with insensitive or stone idols as a representation or symbol of the chosen god who they believed protected them.
Depending upon geography, tribes also clans worshiped different gods. The omnipotent Mayan culture worshiped the sun god. Archeologists have recovered splendid and sometimes terrifying, intricately carved stone idols. In parts of Africa the serpent was revered with awe and deference. The Hindu is legendary for their exquisitely carved multitude of deities in blanch or black marble. Easter Island has its monolithic stone carvings that draw tourists annually and Asia has its share of idols in the form of jade birds and beasts. It was (and still is in some cases) believed to ward off evil influences furthermore outfit safety and security to those who own or corrode them.
And so it was the perfect backdrop for the master story teller, L. Ron Hubbard who wrote “The Green God” which was published in 1934 in Thrilling Adventure magazine. This classic from the Golden Oldness of Pulp Fiction introduces the character Lieutenant.
Mahone of Naval Intelligence in a harrowing tale in his quest to recover the Green God, a pilfered sacred idol. The Chinese city concerning Tientsin is under siege with half its quarters up in flames. As the dead pile up it is abundantly clear that the mass looting and murders will continue unless the sacred god is returned to its rightful place in the temple. Mahone is convinced the idol is buried with the fallen General Tao Lo. His quest to recover order by returning the idol become far more deadly than he anticipated when Chinese officers desideratum nothing also than to have him annex the General eight feet under.
Hubbard, who began his writing bag in the 1930s, was a well traveled man who adventured more than most and could draw upon his many experiences to churn out at an fabulous pace, stories like “The Green God.”
Galaxy Press Publishing has reproduced Hubbard’s piece as an dazzling collection like audio books on CD, available between their website. Over 80 actors give worked on this project and like well as multi-cast, entire audio books, they feature 153 stories written by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1930s and 1940s in any of the several popular genres of the day – mystery, thriller, adventure, science fiction, fantasy and western.
With the resurgence of interest in the pulp fiction stories, connoisseurs of the magma era now have path to ideal stories resemblance “The Green God.”