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From: "Fernando Q. Gouvea" <fqgouvea@colby.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Scyllas I, II, III
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 13:19:48 

**** On Fri, 4 Aug 2000 13:08:01 -0500, "Robert Borski" <rborski@charter.net> said:

Robert> Scylla III, I'm proposing, is Scylla II made flesh again--that is
Robert> to say, recarnified in one of the special bodies (possibly chems?)
Robert> Pas has prepared for their eventual download once the Whorl reaches
Robert> its destination. It's been surmised that Silk has been engineered
Robert> to host Pas; surely counterparts exist for his wife and
Robert> children. As for why Scylla III--the Mother--doesn't announce her
Robert> presence, she may be hiding from restored Pas, who, along with her
Robert> mother and siblings, she's attempted to kill; there may as well be
Robert> a struggle for power among the other gods and goddesses of Long
Robert> Sun; after all, they are the children, consorts and friends of
Robert> ruthless Typhon.

My problem with this is that when Horn mentions the Mother to the Neighbors
(in OBW, page 269), they say "that is one of her names". This suggests that
she was on Blue before the Whorl arrived. (Only suggests, of course,
there's certainly lots of ways to "spin" the Neighbors' response.)



Fernando Q. Gouvea                      
Department of Mathematics          Editor, FOCUS and MAA Online
Colby College                      Mathematical Association of America
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