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Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 15:21:19 -0800
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: Silk as Typhon
From: Lisa Schaffer-Doggett 

On Saturday, March 8, 2003, at 11:02 AM, Chris wrote:

> Roy sensibly objected:
>> 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.
> This is a good point, and I think it points back to an older theory 
> that Silk was an embryo that was intended to be a future body for 
> Typhon/Pas after the landing. We already know that Typhon is not 
> fastidious about the genetics of the body his mind inhabits - if 
> anything he considers it an accoutrement or tool, and would want as 
> "souped up" a version as he could get. Whether this was accomplished 
> through eugenics, or some kind of genetic manipulation of his 
> biological parents is impossible to say.
> I believe, as well, that this is not an insoluble problem in the grand 
> scheme of Don's thesis. Thematically, it amounts to the same thing- 
> Silk was intended to be Typhon, in either case.
> Of course, there is always the possibility that the people Silk saw 
> were actually *Typhon's* parents, but it seems highly unlikely that 
> Typhon's parents would have been alive to be scanned into the 
> mainframe; and if they had, they would have had a place in Pas' 
> pantheon.
> Chris
Don replies,
Thank you both for these important considerations.  Without a second 
reading of the text, I don't have enough to work out my theory the way 
I would like to.  Another possibility I have mulled over is that Silk 
is the son of Typhon instead.  They are genetically related though, and 
I am 100% certain that Silk was meant to be the vessel for Pas.  
Another thing regarding
theophanies.  From what I recall they were never very common and the 
recipients of them all seem to see different things and have a fairly 
hazy memory of what they saw.  So it is highly possible that no one 
really knows what Pas "looks" like.  Personally, I think the 4 parents 
is a red herring like Dorcas and Ouen, but again I have to read the 
series with an eye to puzzles before I can argue with any confidence.  
I just appreciate you taking me seriously enough to reply at all.


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