From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: (urth) Crush's Page and Quetzal Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 15:35:57 -0700 For those who haven't checked out Crush's Long Sun page (http://www.visualclick.com/~jwynn/GeneWolfe/LongSun/), I think it ought to be required reading for Long Sun discussion. I definitely don't agree with every conclusion he reaches (for example, I very much doubt that Incus is female, or that Hyacinth a male chem), but, wow, there is some good good stuff here. A couple of things I'd like to comment on. This is totally out of context, so maybe you ought to go read the real thing first. > Quetzal, the inhuma Prolocutor, copies Dionysus' effeminate > upbringing in that he wears make-up (he says) "like a woman" > to pass as human. Calde Tussah did the same thing. Leaving me to wonder ... Was Tussah, could Tussah have been, an inhumu? It would seem to fit with a lot of Crush's thematics for him to be a demon/god. > Quetzal - A Venerable holy man, ends up rescuing the people > of Viron and giving his life for the people/his prey. Combine this with Krait's comment that people are the cattle of the inhumi and you get a very interesting, if dark, riff on the idea of the Good Shepherd. (After all, shepherds don't take care of the sheep for the sheep's sake, ultimately. They eat them.) --Blattid --