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From: Alex David Groce <Alex_Groce@gs246.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Re: Digest whorl.v010.n104
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 12:47:50 

Hmmm...  This is definitely a possible source of Horn's name, except
that the symbolism is the reverse of (ivory true, horn false).
To wit (from Fitzgerald's Aeneid translation):

"There are two gates of Sleep, one said to be 
Of horn, whereby the true shades pass with ease, 
The other all white ivory agleam 
Without a flaw, and yet false dreams are sent 
By this one through the ghosts of the upper world."

So if this is intentional, it's an allusional argument for
Horn's veracity as a narrator.  Or, at least, for his veracity
in the sense of prophecy and access to the underlying truth of
events (which is usually what is assigned to dream-truth).

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
Alex David Groce (agroce+@cs.cmu.edu)
Ph.D. Student, Carnegie Mellon University - Computer Science Department
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