(urth) The Katharine maid

Roy C. Lackey rclackey at stic.net
Wed Oct 25 21:43:09 PDT 2006

Jeff Wilson quoted and wrote:

>> The external technology for the eidolons is alien, but the animating
>> comes from a living person. The eidolon of Severian created on the Ship
>> differed from the original in that his bum leg was repaired. None but
>> Severian knew knew about Triskele, so the dog's eidolon came from his
>> The dog's missing leg might as easily have been restored, but Severian
>> remembered him as having three legs, just as the maid remained fixed in
>> famous memory.
>Whose memory does the maid come from?

It may have come from his memory of her annual feast appearance. It may have
come from one of his extra-textual time trips to the past. It may have come
from some other person.

>Does this imply Brother Cook and Brother Porter are likewise eidolons?

Huh? They weren't eidolons. I don't understand.


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