The young girl was fated to die, even had Derrida not announced it. Yet vicious rumors spread among the people that she was a witch who had cursed a child with death. As Derrida was driven from the city, she could not hold back the bitter tears. She carried a heavy trunk as she wept, feeling that her dear mother's techniques had been blemished.
See Moonlit Derrida.
In religion, a prophet is an individual who is claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and to speak for them, serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural entity to other people. The message that the prophet conveys is called a prophecy. The English word prophet comes from the Greek prophetia "gift of interpreting the will of god", derived from the Greek word προφήτης (profétés) meaning "advocate".
Artwork by Heyjin Park.