(urth) The face of Pas
crushtv at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 10:36:56 PDT 2010
On 9/14/2010 12:29 PM, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 10:22 AM, James Wynn<crushtv at gmail.com> wrote:
>> While there might have been some of that in there, mostly I think Wolfe
>> found it most appealing to create a demonic version Greek mythology as well
>> as tossing in some Etruscan rituals and forms and shunting the whole thing
>> onto a gnostic foundation.
> I agree about Greek, and don't know much about Etruscan stuff, but
> take it from a Catholic: the rituals and forms of the Chapter are dead
> on parodies of Catholic forms and rituals
I agree. The shriving. The "sign of addition". It all says "Roman
Catholic!" in all-caps. But "augur" and the practice of "augury" is from
the Etruscan religions. "Sybil" is a Latin word, derived from the Greek.
So it harkens back to pre-Christian Italy as well. Also the form of
temples having holes in their ceilings.
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