(urth) Seawrack's Name

Adam Thornton adam at io.com
Tue Mar 17 06:48:18 PDT 2009

On Mar 17, 2009, at 7:34 AM, James Wynn wrote:

> >I'm in the middle of a very slow, hopefully thorough re-re-read of  
> the SS series
> >..I'll be hitting y'all up with sme thoughts & questions soon...but  
> I agree I like the
> >Syrex connesction but believe GW made it clear it was an  
> unpronouncable word
> >in a totally alien language..
> For record, (although I like the choice of Syrinx on a lot of  
> levels) a literal transcription an pronunciation of Syrinx's name  
> would be "Surigx". Not all that different from the pronunciation of  
> the name of the goddess Sphigx.
> I doubt the name, whatever it is, was intended to some made-up alien  
> name. Its just not Wolfe's way.
> J

"Cybele" sounds vaguely like "Seawrack".  I think the Magna Mater  
explanation is likely to be the right one.

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