From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: (urth) DOORS: Dates, ages Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 00:31:03 -0600 mantis wrote: >Speaking of Attis, the FUNK & WAGNALLS STANDARD DICTIONARY OF FOLKLORE, >MYTHOLOGY, AND LEGEND has some nice notes: mention of the pine connection, >which we've noted before; a calendar of events, which goes like this > >=== >March 22 -- pine tree is cut and brought into the sanctuary of Cybele where >it is "swathed with woolen bands, decked with violets" and has an effigy of >a young man tied to it. F&W must have been using Frazer for their authority; the quoted section is almost the same as in chapter XXXIV of THE GOLDEN BOUGH. I couldn't do anything with the March dates. It was January when Green first arrived in Otherworld, either the 17th or 18th, depending on whether he spent one or two nights in the hospital. He escaped on the 19th and spent that night at the hotel with North. They went to the theater on the night of the 20th, and Green spent that night alone at the hotel. The next day, the 21st, is when Green met Fanny and he returned to our world, where it was April 15. The 21st is also when North killed Applewood. I can't do anything with the January dates, either. Green's return to Otherworld, though it had been several years for him in our world, was four months later, making it about May 21st there. Ring any bells? When Green had lunch with Lara at Mama Capini's for the last time, what did Mama and her son's see when they looked in the mirror? Were they four months or 4-5 years older than they were when Green had lunch with Fanny? -Roy --