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From: "Kevin J. Maroney" <kmaroney@crossover.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Whorl Name and a theory...
Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 17:15:17 

At 04:53 PM 5/18/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Although I would not be surprised if Wolfe had read Pausinas, I think a
>more obvious source is St. Paul in the New Testament:
>  Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: "Men of
>  Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked
>  around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an
>  altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as
>  something unknown I am going to proclaim to you" (Acts 17:22-23). 

I'd forgotten that one. But the use of the Outsider in the standard prayers
in _Long Sun_ is quite similar to the Unknown Gods in Pausinas--as a
catch-all for those Gods who are possibly forgotten or possibly never known
but still deserve mention because, hey, they're *gods*.

   Kevin Maroney | Crossover Technologies 
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