danldo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 09:30:55 PST 2005
Dan R asks if anybody would
> > care to speculate as to how the
> > dietary habits of the Osterlings figure into the grand scheme?
And David D responds
> Probably for the same reason as historical anthropophagy, to get
> spiritual/magical power.
Uh, no. The Osterlings are described in the list of names in TK as
"People who eat other people to become more human." This is
indeed inhumu-like. This is part of a larger pattern in Wolfe of
devouring someone to become him/her, which I presume to be
a series of variations upon and especially perversions of the
I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.
-- St Teresa of Avila
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