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Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 09:08:20 -0800
Subject: Re: (urth) The Book of Typhon part two:  Silk as Typhon
From: Lisa Schaffer-Doggett 

On Friday, March 7, 2003, at 10:58 PM, Roy C. Lackey wrote:

>  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?"
To which Don replies:

This has occurred to me, and here is my solution.  The Gods in 
mainframe are not actual visual representations of their scans but 
archetypal god figures, unless of course Typhon's wife has snakes for 
hair.  The fact that Typhon had a hang-up about his appearance supports 
this.  He was eager to get rid of his second head.  Why scan that into 
Mainframe?  It's a problem for consideration, but it's not fatal.  The 
thematic signs IMO point to Silk being Typhon.


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