(urth) Osiris = the Green Man in BOTNS?

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Sat Dec 22 19:40:54 PST 2012

On 12/22/2012 10:21 PM, Jeff Wilson wrote:
> On 12/22/2012 9:08 PM, David Stockhoff wrote:
>> I had forgotten Osiris was green, but I think you nailed it. The Green
>> Man represents rebirth, as Osiris does.
> Horus, the posthumously fathered son of Osiris, represented rebirth. 
> Osiris stays dead and represented the flesh of the dead nourishing life.
> If the images are taken from Egyptian myth, they are remixed with 
> themes as thoroughly as in the Student and his Son.

Well, of course they are! interesting that there is a dead son in such 
close proximity when Severian meets Typhon.

Typhon had a second chance at "winning." He lost.

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