(urth) Short Sun blog review
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Thu Sep 23 06:03:45 PDT 2010
>Gerry Quinn: I don't see anything in that story to suggest that Spring Wind was Typhon...
>typhoons ae not particularly associated with Spring
I don't think typhoons are at all relevant. The Greek monster Typhon was mostly
characterized by being multi-headed and dragon/snake-like. But his Egyptian
cognate, Typhon-Set was not quite as monstrous and very explicitly associated
with hot desert winds and drought. Sirocco storms are most frequent in spring and
autumn. I note that drought and hot winds are a part of the Long Sun story and perhaps
serve a Pas/Typhon purpose.
The Naviscaput story is explicitly associated by Severian with Abaia. By parallel I could
see the possibility that Spring Wind is a benign name and story associated with Typhon
and his origin. Gets a solid "maybe" in my book.
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