From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: (urth) Oy! Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 12:56:52 -0800 Okay, I assume everyone is agreed that Typhon, in SWORD, is a Satan image in much the same way & extent that Severian is a Christ(ian) image, right? I mean, he goes through the whole tempting in a desert place routine and all that, so anyway... Roy C. Lackey wrote (among other stuff)... > Typhon, who had his own head cut off to spite his ego, had > his head attached to Piaton's body. It was probably some > complication of the surgery, or Piaton's resistance to having > his mind and body subordinated to Typhon's will, that led to > the death of the body behind the curtain. It never occurred to me before that there was an Oz reference here. I mean, how are you supposed to deal with temptation? Ignore it until it leaves you alone. In other words: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain ... --Blattid --