(urth) Fwd: Re: Urth is a colonised planet
Ab de Vos
foxyab at casema.nl
Fri Sep 29 10:27:02 PDT 2017
Putting my hands on my mouth again.
Op 29-9-2017 om 19:24 schreef Marc Aramini:
> Yes, well known the planets were named for Norns, urth, skald, verthandi.
> On Friday, September 29, 2017, Ab de Vos <foxyab at casema.nl
> <mailto:foxyab at casema.nl>> wrote:
> They may be colonists in the sense of random settlers in another
> country, like ex-pats. But not in the sense of a imperialistic
> colonization scheme such as in Cerberus. There is I believe no
> indication that the autarch is subjected to the kakogens which
> would have pointed to a foreign power ruling. A foreign power
> ruling indigenous elites is a sure sign of colonization, like the
> Dutch East Indies.
> By the way. Yesterday I read in a piece about Lovecraft that Urth
> means 'fate' and also 'turn' or 'bend' in Old Norse. The word
> 'weird' is derived from it. I was always thinking 'urth' was a
> simple bastardization of earth. Anybody knew this? It was a
> surprise to me. Fate and the turning of deep time.
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> Onderwerp: Re: (urth) Urth is a colonised planet
> Datum: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:15:32 -0500
> Van: Jeffery Wilson clueland.com <http://clueland.com>
> <jwilson at clueland.com>
> Aan: Ab de Vos <foxyab at casema.nl>
> On 9/27/2017 4:12 PM, Ab de Vos wrote:
> > Probably Urth is a galactic backwater visited by aliens, some of them
> > like the sea monster living on Urth. No colonization scheme I think.
> Rather it strikes me that Abaia's undines are indeed colonists, or among
> them. It's not clear if they are beings who have swum here across space,
> or Urthly humans who were given such power with their collossal size.
> Jeffery Wilson - <jwilson at clueland.com
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