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From: "Chris" 
Subject: RE: (urth) Typhon and Severian
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 19:56:39 +0000

>Crush responds:
>I'm not sure what part you don't agree with, but I'll take a shot at an
>answer to the best of my ability.

Chris backpedals:
What I don't agree with is that there is a Herod-Typhon connection, and I 
agree strongly with most of what you just said.

I also wouldn't go so far as to say there is a Herod-Satan connection; I 
merely think that there are a couple of similarities which can lead to 
mistaking a Typhon-Satan connection with a Typhon-Herod association, *if you 
happen to be looking for it*. Herod, for example, is also a tempter - 
whether he believes Jesus has the powers he claims or not, he tries to goad 
Jesus into using his power (for unworthy ends?). It's not too off the wall 
to see Herod as a somewhat satanic character, imho, but I don't know that 
this is grounds to say that Herod is a representation or stand-in for Satan 
as such.

In any event, this probably qualifies as over-analysis, because while the 
Jesus/Satan parallel with Severian/Typhon is obvious, it is not *complete*.


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