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Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 15:47:35 -0800
Subject: (urth) Quetzal the enigma
From: Lisa Schaffer-Doggett 

I have two things to say here and the are more musings out loud than 

The first is this:  If Green is Urth (or Ushas) what does that say 
about Quetzal's dying intentions?

The second is a quote from Graves:

	"The most familiar icon of Agean religion is therefore a Moon-woman, a 
Star-son, and a wise spotted Serpent grouped under a fruit-tree - 
Artemis, Hercules and Erechtheus.  Star-son and Serpent are at war; one 
succeeds the other in the Moon-woman's favour, as summer succeeds 
winter, and winter succeeds summer; as death succeeds birth and birth 
succeeds death."
	"There are as yet no fathers, for the Serpent is no more the father of 
the Star-son than the Star-son is of the Serpent.  They are twins, and 
here we are returned to the single poetic Theme."  The White Goddess p. 

I can't help but think of the way that Krait in SS is essentially 
Sinew.  Is Quetzal also Silk?  Or even Typhon? ('"You thought me dead 
when I was only dry"' Sword p.137)  He certainly knows a lot of the 
history of the Whorl and its making and a lot about Typhon.



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