(urth) Osiris = the Green Man in BOTNS?

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Sat Dec 22 19:08:31 PST 2012

I had forgotten Osiris was green, but I think you nailed it. The Green 
Man represents rebirth, as Osiris does.

On 12/22/2012 8:57 PM, steve roh wrote:
> It's occurred to me that the Green Man who Severian rescues in Book of 
> the New Sun, has possible interesting connections to Osiris.
> Osiris: green-skinned god of vegetation, wheat grew from his body
> Green Man: green man whose body has been modified to grow algae as a 
> nutrient source
> Osiris: killed by Typhon
> Green Man: comes from future possible Urth, an Urth which Severian 
> notes will die (never come to be) if the tyrant Typhon is victorious
> Am I just imagining this?
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