From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: Re: (urth) The Book of Typhon part two: Silk as Typhon Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 00:58:29 -0600 Don wrote, in part: >>My argument is simply that Silk is a clone of the monarch Typhon << Had Silk been a clone of Typhon, then Silk would have looked exactly like him (at least as Typhon looked before he acquired Piaton's body), which is presumably why you wrote: >>Now, here are a few rhetorical questions. Why did the White Headed One, Hierax (who most likely really was Hierax, much as Oreb was Scylla in SS) attack Silk so violently? Could it be he recognized him?<< The painted canvas Silk destroyed at Orchid's was a "mockery of Campion's celebrated painting of Pas enthroned". My point is that images of the gods were commonplace on the _Whorl_. Silk was familiar with the image of Pas. Typhon had a hang-up about his face, believing that it was necessary to insure continued obedience to the person of the monarch. He believed that so strongly that he accepted a second head rather than give up his own face. Up until his "death", about thirty years before the action in LS, Pas had appeared regularly in the sacred windows of Viron and other cities. Many individuals who knew Silk had seen Pas appear in the sacred windows during their lifetimes. It strains credulity to believe that no one in LS or SS ever even hinted anything along the lines of "Hey, Silk, you know who you look like?" -Roy --