(urth) Neighbors as Faeries

Jordon Flato jordonflato at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 15:12:51 PDT 2009

And, why would a neighbor, finally admitting what he is, if only to himself,
choose to return to the Whorl, at the very end?  Silk, yes, but a neighbor?

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Jordon Flato <jordonflato at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, I'll be looking for evidence of the Neighbor's personality
> manifesting in the book in this read through.  There are plenty of instances
> of Silk manifesting momentarily through Horn without his intention (which I
> don't see how that has much resonance or meaning aside from a red herring if
> a neighbor is actually inhabiting Horn), but I can't think of many
> instances, save your ambiguous quote at the end about killing their father,
> where the personality doesn't seem to be Horn or Silk.  I would expect, if
> you are right, there are other clues throughout.  I don't see them.  *yet*
> But it does give me something new to look for in this read through!
> I would agree that chasing the stag, falling in the Pit (which was in the
> midst of a classic faerie circle of the ruins) represented a crossing over
> of sorts, but I don't think it necessitates Horns death.  That is a turning
> point in the narrative for a number of reasons, not the least of which is
> that it brings Horn directly to the attention of the neighbors (without, I
> would posit, necessitating a transfer of 'souls' into Horn).
> I grant it is possible, but I just don't see it yet.
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 3:03 PM, James Wynn <crushtv at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In "An Evil Guest" one of the characters says that the term "banshee",
>> which means "woman of the faerie mounds" means that they are one of the
>> "gray neighbors".
>> In folklore/mythology, chasing a white stag inevitably leads one to
>> Faerieland, meaning the other world, the world of spirits, where one's
>> ancestors go. The most famous case was Pwyll in the Mabinogion, who become
>> the Head of the Annwn (that is, Faerieland). Incidentally Pwyll's name meant
>> "sense" and his son Pryderi's name meant "care" or "thought". This is a
>> naming convention that I thought of when I was reading Long Sun.
>> There's another way to get to Faerieland too. You can enter a faerie
>> circle. For Horn, the faerie circle was a pit. Seawrack and Babbie were not
>> mistaken. Horn was dead dead dead. He had gone on the Summer lands.
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