From: "James Wynn"
Subject: RE: (urth) Quetzal and Noah's Ark Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 09:53:30 -0600 Very nice find, Don! Particularly (as one would suppose my reaction) the link on Dyaus-Nahusha. Personally, I would never have imagined a linkage between Quetzalcoatl's little raft and Noah's ark, however, the flags for Genesis 6 were quite obvious in the various morphings of the word "chem" as "shem" and "Ham". Of course, from a certain interview (James Jordan's I think) we know that Wolfe believes that the Old World and New World cultures are *directly* linked. This also (possibly) clears up a nagging question for me as to why Wolfe chose to embody Quetzalcoatl and Dionysus in a single character. I had finally decided it was because of the "horned" asps of Egypt but that seemed tenuous even for me. ;-) However, the graphic of Quetzalcoatl on his raft at www.viewzone.com/noah.story.html (on a raft with two snakes) only stirs up another frustrating question - it has always seemed to me there ought to be *two* serpents on the Whorl (two serpents on the Sun disk of Thebes, on the alchemist's Tau Cross, given by Athor to Ranpo in the Egyptian drawing that includes the god Chem, etc.). But thanks (grrr) to Roy's excoriating (excruciating) picking apart of my textual reading, I can no longer accept that Tussah is an inhume. Freed from that misapprehension I have been able resolve several thematic puzzles on my mental shelf. Don's revelations continue the trend that builds the case against two serpents on the Whorl for after all there is only one Noah, one Dionysus, one serpent in the Garden. So, I don't know. Thematically, there is less and less need for two serpents but the symbolic penchant ever increases. Very frustrating. -- Crush --