Shiz Had Sworn to Avenge Himself Upon Coriantumr

Bryan Richards

Hugh Nibley

“Since in heroic ages one becomes a leader by proving his prowess in open competition, personal rivalry and ambition are the ordinary and accepted motives for war and need no excuse. Throughout our Jaredite history the perennial source of strife and bloodshed is the purely personal rivalry between great leaders…Blood vengeance is obviously the rule in this as in other heroic societies, where it touches off those long tragic feuds that make up so much of the epic literature” (Lehi in the Desert & the World of the Jaredites, p. 410-11)