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From: CRCulver@aol.com
Subject: (urth) Ragnarok
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 16:34:25 

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

Don't know if this has been pointed out already, but:

The story of Master Ash, his house, and Ragnarok is tied very much to Norse
mythology. The house compares with, as someone earlier said, the world-tree
Yggdrasil(sp?). In Norse mythology, it was said that the world would end when
a dragon eats the sun. In Dr. Talos' Play, the Prophet says a worm devours
the heart of the sun, or something to that effect. "Worm" is an old term for
"dragon" in English.

Christopher R. Culver <crculver@aol.com>

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