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From: Derek Bell <dbell@maths.tcd.ie>
Subject: Re: (urth) Soldier Series
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 20:31:08 +0100

[Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works]

In message <199709161758.KAA19862@lists1.best.com>, Michael Straight writes:
>I don't have all the people straight in my head (it's been a while, and I
>make all the connections), but Latro is a pawn in the conflict among the
>Mother Goddess, the goddess of the Spartans/Rope Makers, Mars (who is
>served by the Amazons), and is there also a god/goddess of the Athenians?

	Um, yes - Athena. She was the patron goddess of Athens as well
as their goddess of war and wisdom. The Roman equivalent, Minerva, was
a goddess of the hearth and wisdom. (Romans being male chauvinists and
not wanting to give Athens too much importance either.)


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