(urth) Geography of the Whorl
dstockhoff at verizon.net
Sat Apr 23 13:49:15 PDT 2011
I hope you don't think the differences rule out the correspondence in
Yes, I'd say the "long" part of Long Sun can be taken figuratively as
well as literally.
On 4/23/2011 7:57 AM, Gerry Quinn wrote:
> From: "David Stockhoff" <dstockhoff at verizon.net>
>> The Whorl always struck me as a kind of Tower of Babel. Does that fit?
>> It's a monument to human ego, a "message" to the universe about human
>> greatness, AND a kind of human cultural zoo.
> There are some resemblances, but some distinct differences too.
> The Whorl is a momument to one man's ego; Babel was a monument to
> human ego.
> Typhon separated the Whorl into cities so the inhabitants could not
> conspire against him (or hs analogue Pas). This resembles God's
> splitting of the human race into multiple linguistic cultures as a
> response to Babel.
> Although the asteroid is probably ellipsoidal, internally I guess it
> could be considered a tower of sorts, if we consider it as centred on
> the axis of the Long Sun.
> - Gerry Quinn
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