Catholicism rears up in another guise too. The youthful traveler returns, and so do the three witches. They dont frighten him. But now they sport molded armor. One has just an arm covered, another her chest; the third wears a head-covering dress with eyeholes. But there are little doors in the armor that our hero can open. So do we think of reliquaries containing the remains of saints? Whatever they are or mean or are meant to mean, the man lies down and reaches up as the lights dim.
Myths inbreed and cross oceans and enter religions by stealth. Like Williams, many of us are intoxicated by this process and its ramifications. But there has to be a way to put the lore into a theatrical form that slips into our hearts and minds and doesnt rely on juxtaposing startling and thrilling images in utterly baffling ways.