(urth) Oldest altar

DAVID STOCKHOFF dstockhoff at verizon.net
Thu Sep 16 14:23:10 PDT 2010

In fact, if one wants to take the fact that Wolfe modeled the Commonwealth on Byzantium (with the Korean War thrown in for local color) to its logical conclusion, the period before the Autarchs would necessarily be characterized by paganism, animal sacrifice, and a state religion centered on the ruler.

--- On Thu, 9/16/10, Roy C. Lackey <rclackey at stic.net> wrote:

I really have no vested interest one way or the other in the notion that
Typhon and his family had been worshipped on Urth, so if anyone has a better
explanation for Tartaros' statement, I'd like to see it. And that is not a

BTW, while it is true that there is no evidence in the Urth Cycle that
Typhon and his family had been worshipped  back on Urth, neither is there
any evidence that Catholicism or some approximation thereof had been
practiced in Typhon's time.


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