(urth) Father Inire

b sharp bsharporflat at hotmail.com
Thu May 25 20:38:33 PDT 2006

Well, Mournings glory takes me to task for violating Mantis' saints and 
myths naming rule (I don't violate Wolfe's "everything is what it says it 
is" rule.  We don't even get a name in the BotNS for the old Autarch who 
plays so many roles, from autarch to third bursar to pimp-daddy.  Is he 
Appian in all those roles? We don't know.

Why can't Rudesind really be the guy's name in his human role and Father 
Inire really be his name when he is performing his hierodule role?   Be that 
as it may, I am quite open to argments that Rudesind is not Inire though I'd 
like those arguments to explain why Rudesind resembles Inire so closely in 
description as does Dorcas' husband and all the parallels between Rudesind 
and Dorcas' husband.

Natuarlly Fechin must be included, since he is connected to Rudesind and to 
Casdoe's family. And we can't forget that cloisonne might connect Dorcas to 
Thecla and to Cyriaca and to Fechin. and...  Sheesh. fine! never mind. Let's 
read some Asimov.


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