(urth) Five Severians -- Severian-as-Clone

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Fri Dec 20 08:52:21 PST 2013

On 12/20/2013 11:35 AM, Lee wrote:
> Severian is a Hero. And the BotNS is modelled to a degree on the mythological
> tales of epic heroes. I find that Severian, like Heracles, Perseus, Theseus, etc.
> is a guy who grows up thinking he is human, but secretly has "divine" parentage.
> He finds himself to have superhuman powers and miraculously able to live
> through anything (even death). He is inexplicably risen to power and ends up
> interacting with the highest of beings across time and universes, and in the
> end finds himself to be worshipped as a god.

Definitely! Good observation about RTTW too. Technically, Severian is a 

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