(urth) Aztec Moon Goddess = Wolfe Inspiration?

O'Donnell, Tim (BOSI) Tim.O'Donnell at bankofscotland.ie
Tue Nov 10 05:58:46 PST 2009


I'm not very good at framing these thoughts well but here is a question for the list.  I have scanned the archives but didn't find this mentioned.

Catherine/Katherine the patroness of the guild is represented by a maid who is decapitated every year.
There are theories as to her relation to Severian; most notably because of the quote where her face is described as like a reflection in a 
pool of water by moonlight [paraphrased].
So, two data points:
*	associated with moon
*	decapitated ritually

Also, the action on Urth is mostly set around the commonwealth which is in some sense South America (and other areas)
So, further data point:
*	South American influence

Finally, Severian is a solar deity and so one would expect any sisters or his mother to have a connection to the sun
*	relation to sun god

So how about this:

She is:
*	Aztec (OK, this is Mexico I know but it is close to the region)
*	Goddess of the Moon
*	Sister of the Sun
*	Was ritually decapitated in mythology and source of inspiration for ritual decapitations in the Aztec religion.

Think she could be an inspiration for Wolfe?

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