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From: "Tony Ellis" <tony.ellis@futurenet.co.uk>
Subject: (urth) Adam and Eve
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 1998 14:15:41 +0100

Christopher R. Culver wrote:
> < I wonder about Adam and Eve, and the naked couple dropped of by Hierodules
> in the play as well as (repeatedly?) in the reality.  (Re-seeding the fairie,
> as it
> were.)>
> I always used to assume that those people were Hierodules, but not necessarily
> Famulimus and Barbatus. I must comment here, however, that the point of
> reseeding Urth and giving it back sentient life is so that *humanity* will be
> able to create the Hierodules, since there was the chance it was the right
> Sefiroth at the right time. So, the people dropped in the Garden of the HA are
> human.
> The hypothesis lately has been raised that the Meschia and Meschiane of Ushas
> are actually sailors from the Ship Tzadkiel, but I'm not yet convinced.

They are Severian's children. Sev makes this quite clear (or about as
clear as he makes anything <g>) at the end of Urth.

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