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Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2003 11:22:42 -0600
From: James Jordan 
Subject: Re: (urth) The Book of Typhon part two:  Silk as Typhon

At 11:08 AM 3/8/2003, you wrote:

>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.

Without compleatly buying into your thesis (yet), there might be two 
differences between Pas and Silk:
         1. Pas has two heads, and these are probably stylized to look 
similar, unlike the reality.
         2. Typhon was older and Silk is still young. Especially if 
Typhon/Pas presents himself with godlike white hair, they would not look 
alike unless someone spent a bit of time studying them.
         In all, I think that Pas with two heads would throw anybody off. 
Even if one head looked a lot like Silk's, who would make the connection? 
Pas is, after all, Pas! and Silk is just a man.



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