(urth) note Re: Short Sun blog
nickjost at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 27 13:10:04 PDT 2010
> Perhaps, but I believe Severian observes that Little Sev was pretty well fried.
>That suggests that energies were
> expended in frying him, causing the flash, whether or not some kind of soul
> Since we know the frying occurred, you'd be proposing a doubled event consuming
> and producing doubled results (death and scanning). That's too complicated.
> no evidence that?"soul" scanning requires death.
This doesn't have to be the same as any previous event and in a sacrifice the
victim has a good chance of being consumed in the act. Little Sev is a blood
Sacrifice at what can only be called the Temple of the Demi-God Typhoon. At
that point Typhon appears. No more energy is required in the consumption than a
pillar of fire descending to eat a goat (a traditional effect). Is there more
evidence for Severian doing it? I'm not aware of any in the text.
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