From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: (urth) Re: Silk as Typhon Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 12:27:41 -0600 Don wrote: >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. Then here is a somewhat more scientific objection. When Silk briefly "died" in that tunnel collapse, he was granted a 'vision' by the Outsider (and it _was_ the Outsider; Pas can't raise the dead) of his "parents". That 'vision' is treated in the text as every bit as valid as Silk's enlightenment. In that vision he saw _four_ parents, not three. The four were his "mother" (who gave birth to the embryo and raised him), his adoptive father (the old Calde Tussah), the "tall" "blue-eyed" man (who was his "biological" father) and the undescribed woman (who was his "biological" mother) (LS3:9). If that woman contributed biological material to the embryo that became Silk, then it is not possible for the embryo to have been a clone of Typhon, or of anyone else. -Roy --